Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Immature stages

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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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 07.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
01/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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