Macroglossum trochilus - African hummingbird

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Macroglossum trochilus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale.

Species details:

Distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
RubiaceaeGalium (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
RubiaceaeRubia cordifolia subsp. conotricha (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975), Hawk Moths of Central and Southern Africa, Thomas Meikle Series No. 2, Longmans Southern Africa, Cape Town, p. 93.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Macroglossum trochilus ., retrieved 4 October 2023

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