Sphinx ligustri (Privet Hawk-moth)

Sphinx ligustri (Privet Hawk-moth)
Originator: Frode Falkenberg

Systematics :

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Articulate animals)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Moths and butterflies)
Group: «Macro-heterocera» (Macro-moths)
Family: Sphingidae (Hawk moths)
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Genus: Sphinx
Species: Sphinx ligustri (Privet Hawk-moth)

Norwegian name: Ligustersvermer

Host plants: Apple (Malus ×domestica), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Elder (Sambucus nigra), Fraxinus, Guelder-rose (Viburnum opulus), Ligustrum, Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), Lonicera, Ribes, Rubus idaeus, Sorbaria sorbifolia, Spiraea, Symphoricarpos, Syringa, Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Confusion species: Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus Hawk-moth)