Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Striped Hawk-moth
Hyles livornica

(Esper, 1779) 1990 / 69.015
Norfolk status
Scarce immigrant species.
Flies mainly at dusk and dawn when it feeds at flowers such as Red Valerian and Petunia.

Several recorded in 2022.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Deilephila livornica, Esp.
"There is a reliable record of the capture of a single specimen at Thetford in 1857 ; and another of the occurrence of an example at the electric light at Carrow near Norwich in 1891.
Stephens gave this rare species as an inhabitant of the county (Illustrations, vol. i. p.127), but without locality."

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/05/2022127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
25/05/2022128TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
22/05/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
21/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 33-42mm
Flight: April-October
Foodplant:   Many plants (Willowherb and Bedstraw)
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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