Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae

Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae
Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae Privet Hawk S ligustri Pupae
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Privet Hawk Sphinx ligustri

 

One of the largest Hawkmoths. Store the pupae cool for the winter.

The caterpillar becomes enormous and is characteristic of the name Sphinx moths, by its sphinx-like resting position. Adults emerge in June and July.  They need nectar from the flowers of Privet, Valerian, Buddleia. 

 

Larval foodplants: Privet, Lilac, Ash, also reportedly Spiraea, Viburnum opulus, and other Viburnums,  Holly, Dogwood, Snowberry, Apple, Pear, Oleander, Leycesteria, Currant.

 

One generation in the year. Privet Hawks breed readily in a large cage with nectar and foodplant.