This is a reprinted print-on-demand edition and the colour plates thus do not feature the crisp image quality of the original.
A comprehensive synthesis of information on 107 known European species of the Sesiidae. Short historical outline, brief information on the morphology, biology, phylogeny and distribution, collecting and rearing methods, list of European taxa and their hostplants in introductory chapters. Keys to European genera and species are provided. Diagnostic morphological characters, bionomics and distribution of each species are concisely described. Male and female genitalia, adult in colour, other diagnostic characters and distribution maps are illustrated.