Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acherontia atropos

Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)

dearh’s head hawk-moth

on Solanum, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous, mainly Solanaceae

Atropa bella-donna; Beta vulgaris; Buddleja; Cannabis sativa; Clerodendrum; Cucumis; Datura innoxia, stramonium; Euonymus europaeus; Fraxinus; Ligustrum vulgare; Lycium; Malus domestica; Nerium; Nicotiana alata, glauca; Olea europaea; Phaseolus; Philadelphus; Physalis angulata; Pyrus communis; Sambucus;Sesamum indicum; Solanum dulcamara, melongena, nigrum, tuberosum; Tecoma; Tecomaria; Vitex agnus-castus; Withania.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Akkuzu, Ayberk & Inac (2007a), Baquero, Moraza, Ariño & Jordana (2011a), Bolu, Kara, Zi̇rek & Özasla (2015a), Lepiforum (2021), Meerman (1987a).

Last modified 15.v.2021