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Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1993 / 69.018
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Cromer 1880 - Taken by children. Moore Collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

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Forewing: 33-35mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grape-vine, Virginia-creeper.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant.
No recent records.

Record from Cromer 1880, Burnham Overy in 1920 and allegedly Dersingham 1959.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Chaerocampa celerio, Linn.
"A single specimen attracted to an electric light at Norwich (1901). Also recorded by Stephens, but without definite locality"

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1828.
Last Recorded in 1959.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/1959128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/10/1920128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
22/09/1901+27TG20 - Norwich
1880127TG24 - Cromer
1871+28TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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