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Sphinx ligustri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sphinx
Higher classification  Sphinx
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Sphinx ligustri
Rank  Species
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Similar  Sphingidae, Butterflies and moths, Sphinx, Insect, Elephant Hawk‑moth

Sphinx ligustri


Sphinx ligustri, known as the privet hawk moth, is a species of moth found in most of the Palearctic ecozone.

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It has a 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wingspan (generally deflexed at rest), and is found in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

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The male privet hawk-moth can make a hissing sound, if disturbed, by rubbing together a set of scales and spines at the end of its abdomen.

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Their larva is usually found between July and August: buried in the earth preparing to become a pupa. They then fly in the following June.

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Diet

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As its name describes, the caterpillars feed on privets, as well as ash trees, lilacs, jasmine, and a number of other plants.

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References

Sphinx ligustri Wikipedia


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