Attributes of Hyles gallii

Bedstraw hawkmoth
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Forewing upperside is dark olive brown with lighter brown along the outer margin and a tan band running from the wing tip to the inner margin. Hindwing upperside is dark brown with a pale narrow outer margin and a reddish median band which becomes white at the inner margin.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 1/16 inches (6.4 - 7.8 cm).
Life History: Adults begin flying in the late afternoon and dusk. Females lay eggs on leaves of the host plants. Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in loose cocoons in shallow underground burrows.
Flight: . One brood from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bedstraw (Gallium), willow weed (Epilobium), woodruff (Asperula), and godetia (Godetia).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis), lilac (Syringa vulgaris), and Monarda.
Habitat: Open meadows and roadsides in coniferous forests; gardens.
Range: Newfoundland south through Maine to Pennsylvania; west to Alaska, Yukon Territory, and California. Also found in Eurasia.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 29, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada August 26, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 HEX16 Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 Hatgurl Manitoba, Canada August 16, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 MissMaineMama Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 MissyTeddy British Columbia, Canada July 07, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States May 19, 2015 Details
September 16, 2014 Srpollack Iosco County, Michigan, United States April 12, 2015 Details
July 21, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States February 09, 2015 Details
June 10, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 30, 2015 Details
June 10, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States January 23, 2015 Details
July 27, 2014 WILDHART Fulton County, New York, United States January 15, 2015 Details
June 01, 2014 JReinhardt Delaware County, New York, United States December 02, 2014 Details
September 22, 2014 mrstmc1978 Nova Scotia, Canada September 25, 2014 Details
September 23, 2014 ignatius Ontario, Canada September 24, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 caro torgessen Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 Niceroad British Columbia, Canada September 21, 2014 Details
September 18, 2014 islandgirl Prince Edward Island, Canada September 21, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 jat719 Hartford County, Connecticut, United States September 12, 2014 Details
September 08, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 pashmorgan Albany County, New York, United States September 03, 2014 Details
July 21, 2014 Arabella S Dane New Hampshire, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 Smith29-2 Warren County, New York, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada July 25, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 huntinjunkie Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 13, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Catherine1 Orleans County, Vermont, United States July 10, 2014 Details
March 21, 2014 Honea-Hoffman Family Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States March 22, 2014 Details
August 04, 2008 Suzanne Carriere Northwest Territories, Canada March 03, 2014 Details
August 26, 2011 10200ft Lake County, Colorado, United States January 13, 2014 Details
September 13, 2013 Kim turner Saskatchewan, Canada November 11, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 Mariaeatin1 Schuyler County, New York, United States October 26, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 catharus551 Chittenden County, Vermont, United States October 16, 2013 Details
October 16, 2013 JaneRick Oneida County, New York, United States October 16, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 ma2dadogs St Louis County, Minnesota, United States October 14, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 pajohnson1717 Ontario, Canada October 04, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 flemfam4 Winnebago County, Illinois, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 26, 2013 Matthews Ontario, Canada September 26, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 drogers Ontario, Canada September 20, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 Helen Blake Flathead County, Montana, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 sarahndipity321 Juneau Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 seagoat Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 norwoodpaul Sitka Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 tericarns Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 bdiebels Juneau Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 Jamillo Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 icosahedron Wrangell-Petersburg Borough, Alaska, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 jakewalker British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
September 11, 2013 kcallaghan@northwestel.net Northwest Territories, Canada September 14, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 Blair may Lincoln (mainland only) County, Maine, United States September 10, 2013 Details
September 09, 2013 spruceridge Ontario, Canada September 10, 2013 Details
August 22, 2013 ld41189 Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States August 29, 2013 Details