Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.004/1972
Norfolk status
A very large, fairly common migrant from southern Europe.
Unable to overwinter, larvae are occasionally found in Norfolk.
Feeds at garden flowers, especially those of the tobacco plant (Nicotiana)

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/10/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
11/10/2018128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
18/09/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
18/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 50-55mm.
Season: One generation June-Dec. (mostly Aug-Nov)
Foodplant:   Bindweeds and other Convolvulaceae
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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