Seq # 570350030

Hyles livornica (Esper, 1780) Species

Last modified: Aug. 17, 2022, 3:07 p.m.

A very rare migrant in Belgium, not seen every year.


Family: Sphingidae > Subfamily: Macroglossinae > Tribus: Macroglossini > Genus: Hyles > Species: Hyles livornica
Vernacular names
Gestreepte pijlstaart (NL), Striped Hawkmoth (EN), Le Sphinx livournien (FR), Altweltlicher Linienschwärmer (DE)
Hyles lineata sensu auct., nec (Fabricius, 1775)
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 Lineata). view page


A very rare migrant in Belgium. Not seen every year, numbers can fluctuate considerably from year to year.



Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

Most adults have been observed from May till October. They come to light.

Observed on

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

The larva lives on Galium or Rumex.

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