Chamaesphecia empiformis

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Chamaesphecia empiformis
Chamaesphecia empiformis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sesiidae
Genus: Chamaesphecia
Species: C. empiformis
Binomial name
Chamaesphecia empiformis
(Esper, 1783)
  • Sphinx empiformis Esper, 1783
  • Sphinx bombyciformis Geoffroy, 1785
  • Aegeria empinaeformis Walker, 1856
  • Chamaesphecia empiformis f. flavoabdominalis Popescu-Gorj, 1955
  • Chamaesphecia lastuvkai Špatenka, 1987
  • Sphinx muscaeformis Borkhausen, 1789 (nec Esper, 1783)

Chamaesphecia empiformis is a moth of the family Sesiidae. It is found in Europe. It strongly resembles Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis, some sources classify both as one species.

Chamaesphecia empiformis on a pheromone trap

The length of the forewings is 6–10 mm. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on cypress spurge.

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