Hyles 'Sammuti'




Not a true species, but more a complex hybrid occurring only on Malta (a mix between H. euphorbiae, H. tithymali and a 3rd Hyles that is absorbed into the sammuti hybrid and no longer exists as species (referred to as H. melitensis)).


In between 6  and 7,5 centimeter


continuously when kept warm and not too dry

Food plants:

Euphorbia, including Euphorbia characias and myrsinitis


Easy and suitable for newcomers. Keep warm, dry and clean. Early instars in well ventilated plastic containers, older caterpillars in a netted cage. Place the cage in front of a south facing window. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 weeks. The pupal stage is short (usually less then 3 weeks, but depending on temperature and humidity). Best considered as a continuously brooding species. Do not attempt to diapause.


no Euphorbia = no caterpillars