Hyles gallii

Hyles gallii
HIGH-leesMGAL-ee-eye
(Rottemburg, 1775) Sphinx gallii
Bedstraw Hawk Moth or Gallium Sphinx

Hyles gallii, fifth instar larva, Prince William Sound, Esther Island, Alaska,
August 15, 2013, Kristin Beck.

This is the first time that I have seen an Hyles gallii larva with reddish-orange sub-ovals in a dorsal lateral line. Usually if the sub-ovals are present, they are white.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Genus: Hyles (Hubner, 1819) was Sphinx...........
Species: gallii (Rottenburg, 1775)

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