Sphingidae : Macroglossinae

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Similar Norfolk Species
Spurge Hawk-moth
Hyles euphorbiae
Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Hyles gallii
Striped Hawk-moth
1990 Hyles livornica
(Esper, 1779) 69.015
Norfolk status
A 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 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2009.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2009128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2006128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
16/07/2006128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
12/08/2003128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/06/2002128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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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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