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Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila porcellus
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Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila elpenor

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1991 / 69.016
Norfolk status
Common and widespread, occurring in most gardens.

The caterpillars are tapered like an elephant's trunk with two large eye spots and grow to 7cm long. They feed at night, but are often found hiding among leaves during the day.
Often found feeding on Fuschia in gardens.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2022427TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2022428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/06/2022427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/06/2022327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 28-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb, other willowherbs and bedstraws, Fuschia
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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