Sphingidae: Sphinginae

06865 Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1993 (ABH69.018)


General Information

Pupates on the ground or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 33-35mm.
Foodplant(s): Grape-vine (Vitus vinifera), Virginia-creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), bedstraws (Galium spp.), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), fuschias (Fuschia spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and August-October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Unknown


Open places, usually coastal.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 6th June 2011.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 6th June 2011.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles galii

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Green, grey, brown, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: