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]
Marumba quercus habitat map.png
Synonyms
  • 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.

Distribution[edit]

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

Description[edit]

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

Biology[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience – Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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