Seq # 570340010

Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 8:53 a.m.

A very rare immigrant species throughout Belgium, not present every year.


Family: Sphingidae > Subfamily: Macroglossinae > Tribus: Macroglossini > Genus: Hippotion > Species: Hippotion celerio
Vernacular names
Wingerdpijlstaart (NL), Silver-striped Hawkmoth (EN), Le Sphinx Phoenix (FR), Großer Weinschwärmer (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 22 (as Deilephila Celerio). view page


A very rare immigrant species throughout Belgium, observed in almost all provinces.



Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been recorded from June towards December, these moths are usually from migrants of the second and third generation. They fly from dusk onwards and visit flowers and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vitis vinifera
Host plant (genera):
Galium, Epilobium, Fuchsia and Parthenocissus

The larva lives on Epilobium angustifolium, Galium, Parthenocissus, Vitis vinifera and Fuchsia. So far known it's unable to overwinter in our country due to the harsh winter conditions. Pupates in a loose cocoon on or under the ground.

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