Spurge hawk moth

Spurge hawk moth

Z355/0939 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DAVID AUBREY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spurge hawk moth (Hyles euphorbiae) on a grass. This moth is found across much of southern and central Europe and central Asia. It lays its eggs on the spurge plant (Euphorbia sp.), from which it takes its name. Its larvae (caterpillars) are very destructive to the plant. Leafy spurge was introduced into North America in the 19th Century and rapidly became invasive. In 1965, the spurge hawk moth was introduced to combat the invasion. However, predation by native animals and the rapid spread of leafy spurge have meant that the moth's introduction has had little effect.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, biological, biology, fauna, hawkmoth, hyles euphorbiae, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, lepidopteran, moth, nature, one, single, spurge hawk moth, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.