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which hawk moth?
Location: kibbutz mashabe sade negev israel
April 15, 2011 2:22 pm
hi i live in the negev in israel on a kibbut. i saw these moths flying around in the garden like humming birds thats how i tracked them down to hawk moths.maybe hippotion, am i right? they move with incredible speed took a while to work out how to photograph them. noticed them for about a week and now they seem to be gone, do they migrate? any additional info would be great. thanks
Signature: geora

Striped Hawkmoth

Hi Geora,
We are nearly certain your moth is a Striped Hawkmoth,
Hyles livornica, a common species in Israel that can get quite plentiful.  You may compare your individual to the images posted on the Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic website. We recently posted a photo of Striped Hawkmoth Caterpillars from Israel and we have also posted images of great swarms of the moths from Iraq.  We are preparing your letter to post live to our site in several days during our absence from the office.  Your photos are quite marvelous.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Israel

4 Responses to Striped Hawkmoth from Israel

  1. Mary says:

    The one I saw had some pink on the wings and body

  2. Gabriel Hernandez says:

    I have photos of what I believe is a striped hawkmoth. I photographed it at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary In McKinney Texas. I have never seen this type of moth before and I am wondering if this is a regular sighting spot for this type of moth. I have only been in Texas for 2 and 1/2 years so I am not familiar with the flora and fauna as yet.
    Thank you,
    Gabriel Hernandez

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