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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1972 / 69.004
Photo © David Stephenson,  06/10/2013 - Ludham

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Forewing: 50-55mm.
Flight: One generation June-Dec. (mostly Aug-Nov)
Foodplant:   Bindweeds and other Convolvulaceae.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
A very large, fairly common migrant from southern Europe.
Unable to overwinter, larvae are occasionally found in Norfolk.
Feeds at garden flowers, especially those of the tobacco plant (Nicotiana)

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
22/09/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/09/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/09/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/09/2020428TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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