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Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1978 / 69.007
Photo © Alan Diver,  14 July 23. Tackley SP483204

Similar Upper Thames Species
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region. Formerly more local. This reflects the national trend of increasing abundance and geographical range in this species.

Recorded in 62 (79%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1946.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2022122SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
11/08/2022122SU66 - Burghfield Common / Mortimer
11/08/2022222SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
10/08/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
08/08/2022122SU57 - Hermitage / Ashampstead
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