Hyles exilis




Mongolia, northeastern China and adjacent areas of Russia. The stock hear displayed originates from the Russian far east.


In between 7 and 9 centimeter


two flights between June and September

Food plants:

Euphorbia species, the depicted caterpillars were reared on Euphorbia myrsinitis. The larvae have a preference for the flower umbels, especially when young


Not difficult, similar to Hyles euphorbiae. Keep warm, dry and in well ventilated plastic containers. Fast growing and ready to pupate within four weeks. The pupal stage between the 2 flights is short (2 to 3 weeks). Pupae resulting from the second flight can be overwintered in the fridge.


obtaining breeding stock, rarely offered