Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Immature stages

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Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.006/1976
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 66 (96%) 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
11/09/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
03/09/2018127TM18 - Diss
04/08/2018127TG33 - Bacton
01/08/2018127TG33 - Bacton
30/07/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Forewing: 41-55mm.
Season: 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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