Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1978 / 69.007
=Hyloicus pinastri

Norfolk status
Locally distributed in conifer plantations and woodland, mainly in southern and eastern England, where it is believed it first settled in Suffolk, being well-established there in the 19th century.

A comparatively nondescript greyish member of the hawk-moths, adult moths come to light and feed at flowers after dark, particularly Honeysuckle. The colourful larvae grow up to around 7cm in length, feeding during the day from late June to mid September, mainly on Scots Pine.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
25/08/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023228TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023428TF62Sandringham
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 35-41mm
Flight: One generation May-August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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