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, 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
August 31, 2007 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States August 28, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 yankee23 Putnam County, New York, United States August 27, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 mqui129 Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 25, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 trientalis.borealis Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 kgardner Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 f0kz0r Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 mmorton Skagit County, Washington, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 snowcat Whatcom County, Washington, United States August 20, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 Marleekc Northwest Territories, Canada August 14, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 TheMattyStew Ontario, Canada August 12, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 Jasonis3now Bonner County, Idaho, United States August 08, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 frakie British Columbia, Canada August 06, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 khemeon Rensselaer County, New York, United States August 01, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 jazzyconcetta Washington County, Vermont, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 Jennifer Jilks Ontario, Canada July 26, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 blackicecc Steuben County, New York, United States July 22, 2013 Details