Hippotion celerio - Silver-striped hawk, Vine hawk

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Hippotion celerio
Hippotion celerio

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, moth: Ndundu Lodge, Vumba; larva: at Deteema Dam, Hwange NP

Species details:

Note: See Hippotion osiris for comparison
Distribution: A migrant species throughout Africa, Europe and Asia
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia (Food plant)
OnagraceaeEpilobium (Food plant)
PolygonaceaeRumex (Food plant)
Related plant species:
VitaceaeCissus cornifolia (Food plant)
VitaceaeCissus quadrangularis (Food plant)
VitaceaeCissus rotundifolia (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hippotion celerio .
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400680, retrieved 14 December 2017

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