Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Photo © Ian Walker,  07/07/2017 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

Immature stages

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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.017/1992
Norfolk status
Much smaller than Elephant Hawk-moth with yellow rather than green markings.
Note the lack of stripe down centre of the abdomen.

Flies from dusk occasionally found by day.
The English name of this moth is derived from the caterpillar's fanciful resemblance to an elephant's trunk.
Grassland, heathland, vegetated shingle.

Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
15/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/08/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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Forewing: 21-25mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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