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Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758

A not so common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Ligustrum, Syringa, Fraxinus,  Symphoricarpus, Viburnum opulus and Sambucus nigra . Hibernates as a pupa underground, sometimes twice.

The adults fly from late May till late August in one generation a year. They are attracted to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 20 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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