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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.016/1991
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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2017.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2017128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
26/08/2017127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
25/08/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/08/2017128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
14/08/2017+27TG14 - Sheringham
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Forewing: 28-33mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb, other willowherbs and bedstraws, Fuschia
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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