Galium Sphinx

7893 - Hyles gallii - Gallium Sphinx

Galium Sphinx
Hyles gallii
Hodges #7893
Grassy areas with foodplants (willowherbs and bedstraws).
Flies late spring through summer.

2 responses to “Galium Sphinx

  1. He’s certainly a beauty! I like how from behind, it looks like a scary face.

    • The sphinxes are a lovely group, KaHolly – one of the best studied group of moths because their larger size and (often) bright colours make them appeal to collectors more than the drabber, smaller guys. I have to admit, I’m always pleased to discover one in my trap in the morning.

      Hadn’t noticed the face, but now that you point it out…

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