Elephant Hawkmoth

Deilephila elpenor

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Deilephila elpenor, also known as the elephant hawk moth, is a moth in the Sphingdae family. Its common name is derived from the caterpillar's resemblance to an elephant's trunk. It is most common in central Europe and is distributed throughout the palearctic region. Its distinct olive and pink coloring makes it one of the most recognizable moths in its range. However, it is quite easy to confuse the elephant hawk moth with the small elephant hawk...

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