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Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1976 / 69.006

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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/07/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
11/07/2024128TF63Snettisham
11/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
10/07/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
10/07/2024127TG31Upton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 41-55mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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