Sphingidae : Sphinginae

Photo © Lew Lawes,  27/07/2012 Northacre

  Immature stages

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
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 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2014128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
02/08/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
31/07/2014128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
30/07/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
29/07/2014127TG14 - Sheringham
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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
 Immature Adult
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