Marumba quercus

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Oak hawk-moth
Oak Hawk-moth (Marumba quercus) (8332989246).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Marumba
Species: M. quercus
Binomial name
Marumba quercus
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)[1]
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  • Sphinx quercus Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Sphinx denisii Fuessly, 1779
  • Marumba quercus brunnescens Rebel, 1910
  • Marumba quercus canescens (Closs, 1922)
  • Marumba quercus costimaculata (O. Bang-Haas, 1938)
  • Marumba quercus mesopotamica O. Bang-Haas, 1938
  • Marumba quercus pallescens (Closs, 1922)
  • Marumba quercus pallida (Vilarrubia, 1973)
  • Marumba quercus schirasi O. Bang-Haas, 1938

Marumba quercus (oak hawk-moth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.


It is found in Southern Europe, North Africa, the Near East and Mesopotamia.


The wingspan is 85–125 mm. The female is somewhat larger than the male.


The larvae feed on oak species, primarily species with dry leaves such as cork oak and holm oak.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience – Sphingidae". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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