Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri
 
Privet Hawk-moth
1976 Sphinx ligustri
(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.006
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Adults fly in June and July and can sometimes be seen resting on tree trunks and garden fences.

The enormous green caterpillars feed mainly on wild privet, but also on lilac, holly and ash, and appear in July and August.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2013127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
14/08/2013127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
12/08/2013127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
10/08/2013127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/08/2013127TG33 - Bacton
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Forewing: 41-55mm.
Season: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose
Nat Status: Common
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