Theretra alecto

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Levant hawk moth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Theretra
Species: T. alecto
Binomial name
Theretra alecto
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
  • Sphinx alecto Linnaeus, 1758
  • Sphinx cretica Boisduval, 1827
  • Theretra freyeri Kirby, 1892
  • Theretra alecto intermissa Gehlen, 1941
  • Theretra alecto transcaspica O. Bang-Haas, 1927

Theretra alecto, known as the Levant hawk moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in the Indomalaya ecozone and warm parts of the Palearctic ecozone, including extreme south-eastern Europe.


The wingspan is 75–106 mm.

The larvae feed on Vitis and Parthenocissus species.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-10-25. [permanent dead link]

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