Levant Hawkmoth Theretra alecto Breeding Stock of FIVE pupae

Levant Hawkmoth Theretra alecto Breeding Stock of FIVE pupae
Levant Hawkmoth Theretra alecto Breeding Stock of FIVE pupae
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Description

Levant Hawkmoth Theretra alecto 

This streamlined Hawkmoth occurs in Asia and Asia Minor, ranging westwards as far as Turkey and Greece.

Winter pupae are refrigerated until spring.

The appearance of the larvae has a lot in common with those of the Silver-striped Hawkmoth Hippotion celerio, and even the Elephant Hawk elpenor, in its middle stages. Foodplants are Vine Vitis and Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus and Boston Ivy. They also feed on Madder Rubia. Like Hippotion, there may be a number of other possible foodplants. Pupae are formed in leaf litter on or near the ground.

The larvae develop quickly in summer and produce continuous generations as long as summer persists.