Sphingidae : Sphinginae
ABH BF

Photo © Mike Gasson,  18/06/2015 - Stibbard

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri
 
Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.006/1976
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 2015.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2015127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
23/07/2015128TF91 - Dereham
21/07/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/07/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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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