Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Sphingidae)

Forewing Length: 20-24mm, Wingspan: 40-50mm; Proboscis Length: 25-28mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
? July - August ? August - September
(Earliest: 25.5)
(Winter)
(Migratory)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Galium aparine

Galium mollugo
Food:
(Adult)

Galeopsis tetrahit Nectar
Parasitoids:
Aptesis improba Larva

Coelichneumon deliratorius Larva

Cotesia glomerata Larva

Oswaldia spectabilis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Macroglossum stellatarum
Macroglossum stellatarum
Nature Spot: Hummingbird Hawk-moth - Macroglossum stellatarum


Pictures © 2003, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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