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Spurge Hawk-moth
Hyles euphorbiae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1986 / 69.013
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Scole 30/07/1990 leg. Mike Hall

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Hyles gallii
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Forewing: 28-31mm.
Flight: May-October.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. spurges.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce immigrant.
One netted in a garden at Snettisham on Aug 11th 2003 by a young boy. Although it is thought by many that this was a bred specimen.

Recently determined specimen taken at MV light in Scole. (M. Hall, 30/07/1990)

Barrett [VCH 1901] Deilephila euphorbiae, Linn.
"I had the singularly good fortune to capture a male specimen, hovering at fowers of verbena, in my garden at King's Lynn, on September 7th, 1887. This I believe to be the only example ever taken in the county."

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2003.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2003128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/07/1990127TM17 - Scole
August 1952127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
20/08/1947127TG22 - Buxton
07/09/1887128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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