Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Sphingidae)

Forewing Length: 28-33mm, Wingspan: 45-60mm; Proboscis Length: 20-28mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? June - September
(Earliest: 25.7)
(Winter) May - July

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Onagraceae

Several Galium

Menyanthes trifoliata

Taraxacum campylodes

Impatiens glandulifera
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Polygonum
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Deilephila elpenor
Deilephila elpenor
Nature Spot: Elephant Hawk-moth - Deilephila elpenor
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Deilephila elpenor
Lepiforum: Deilephila elpenor


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