Sphingidae : Macroglossinae

Photo © Richard Hoe,  West Rudham - 21/05/2015

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Hyles livornica

(Esper, 1779) 69.015/1990
Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant species.
Flies mainly at dusk and dawn when it feeds at flowers such as Red Valerian and Petunia.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Deilephila livornica, Esp.
"There is a reliable record of the capture of a single specimen at Thetford in 1857 ; and another of the occurrence of an example at the electric light at Carrow near Norwich in 1891.
Stephens gave this rare species as an inhabitant of the county (Illustrations, vol. i. p.127), but without locality."

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2015128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
31/05/2009128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2006128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
16/07/2006128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
12/08/2003128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 33-42mm
Season: April-October
Foodplant:   Many plants (Rosebay and willowherbs)
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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