Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Striped Hawk-moth
Hyles livornica
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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Hyles gallii

(Rottemburg, 1775) 1987 / 69.014

Davey, P., 2009: A migratory species headquartered east of 5E occurring infrequently in eastern England and rarely elsewhere, the larva feeding on bedstraw (Galium spp.) and willowherb (Epilobium spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been recorded about twenty times from late July until early September. Relatively large influxes of Bedstraw Hawk occurred during 1973 and again in 1995 nationally, and many Camberwell Beauty butterflies accompanied them. A north-easterly airflow is usually established... Read More

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 34-38mm.
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Rosebay Willowherb, madders, fuschias
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Nationally Rare / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant (Resident)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
26/06/201919SY89 Bere Regis
25/06/201919SY89 Bere Regis
13/08/201719SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/08/201619SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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