Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Hexapoda > Class Insecta > Order Lepidoptera > Superfamily Bombycoidea > Family Sphingidae > Subfamily Sphinginae > Tribe Sphingini > Genus Sphinx

Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SphinxLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name
Gargantua Kirby, 1892 generic synonym
Herse Agassiz, 1846 generic synonym
Hyloecus Kuznetsova, 1906 generic synonym
Hyloecus Agassiz, 1846 generic synonym
Hyloicus Hübner, 1819 generic synonym
Lethia Hübner, 1819 generic synonym
Lintneria Butler, 1876 generic synonym
Mesosphinx Cockerell, 1920 generic synonym
Phinx Fuessly, 1781 generic synonym
Spectrum Scopoli, 1777 generic synonym
Sphynx Pallas, 1771 generic synonym

Species group names

Sphinx amurensis Oberthür, 1886 subjective synonym
Sphinx chishimensis Matsumura, 1929 subjective synonym
Sphinx eichleri Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1992 subjective synonym
Sphinx fraxini Dannehl, 1925 subjective synonym
Sphinx nisseni Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 subjective synonym
Sphinx spiraeae Esper, 1800 subjective synonym
Sphinx weryi Rungs, 1977 subjective synonym
Sphinx zolotuhini Eitschberger & Lukhtanov, 1996 subjective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: sfinksi i lagushtës sources: DHORA, DH. 2008: Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: Ligustersværmer sources: danish PESI focal point
 Dutch: Ligusterpijlstaart sources: Dutch Species Register
 English-United States: Privet Hawk-moth sources: Charles Hussey
 Norwegian Bokmål: ligustersvermer
 Norwegian Nynorsk: ligustersvermar
 Swedish: ligustersvärmare
 Welsh: gwalch-wyfyn yswydd



External Links



Dr Ian Kitching. Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=443872




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