|Privet hawk moth|
It has a 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wingspan (generally deflexed at rest), and is found in urban areas, forests and woodlands.
The male privet hawk moth can make a hissing sound, if disturbed, by rubbing together a set of scales and spines at the end of its abdomen.
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- Media related to Sphinx ligustri at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Sphinx ligustri at Wikispecies
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