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890218 – 7894.1   Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Elephant Hawk Moth

Sung Jo
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx elpenor Linnaeus, 1758
Chaerocampa lewisii Butler, 1875
Chaerocampa? macromera Butler, 1875
Pergesa szechuana Chu & Wang, 1980
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 41.10f; p. 246. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 214; pl. 2.10.
Deilephila elpenor
LG – Jim Troubridge
Deilephila elpenor
69mm – Ken Osborne

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