Hyles galli (Rottemburg, 1775)
Status: Rare stray?
Range: Found across Canada and the northern United States with Nebraska being near the southern edge of its range.
Larval Hostplant(s): Bedstraws (Gallium), and willow herbs (Epilobium)
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: One extended summer flight.
Habitat: Sandy, calcareous or recently burned habitats where its hostplants thrive.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 3 Inches
Overwintering: As pupae on/near the soil surface.
Similar Species: Similar the Spurge Hawk Moth where the red of the HW is more extensive and the olive-colored band on the forewings is interrupted.