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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August 17, 2016 Refrus1953 Nova Scotia, Canada September 20, 2016 Details
September 13, 2016 Cjohnston Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States September 13, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 fortsmith Northwest Territories, Canada August 17, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 Lynn Lepine Northwest Territories, Canada July 29, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 27, 2016 Details
July 18, 2016 Windywhiteys New Hampshire, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 lemonmoth New Castle County, Delaware, United States July 15, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Kimzee Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States July 09, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 28, 2016 Details
May 27, 2016 BAFletcher Ontario, Canada May 30, 2016 Details
June 10, 2014 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
September 11, 2015 Stephaniesmith03@yahoo.ca Ontario, Canada November 05, 2015 Details
August 26, 2015 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States November 04, 2015 Details
October 25, 2014 monikawood Steuben County, New York, United States October 23, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 C4Newell Windham County, Connecticut, United States October 11, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 C4Newell Windham County, Connecticut, United States October 11, 2015 Details
September 24, 2015 myleemarie22 Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States October 04, 2015 Details
September 28, 2015 ksalo89 Orange County, New York, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 17, 2015 weesie Saratoga County, New York, United States September 18, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 DWilde Waldo County, Maine, United States September 13, 2015 Details
September 09, 2015 roleary Maine, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 nancyandlondon@gmail.com Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States September 01, 2015 Details
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