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Hippotion osiris (Large striped hawkmoth, Greater silver-striped hawkmoth)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Family: Sphingidae (hawkmoths) > Subfamily: Macroglossinae > Genus: Hippotion

Hippotion Osiris Male

Hippotion osiris male [photo J. Joannou ]

Host-plants eaten by larvae in southern Africa

Impatiens spp.

The host-plant records for this species are for garden ornamentals but there are 4 indigenous species in southern Africa.

 

 

Fuchsia sp. 

Family: Onagraceae

Garden ornamental

 

Richardia sp.

Family: Rubiaceae

Naturalised in southern Africa.

 

Spermacoce natalensis

Family: Rubiaceae

 

Vitis vinifera (Grapevine)

Family: Vitaceae

A cultivated species, originating from the orient and northwest India.

 

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