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Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1991 / 69.016
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2006

Similar Upper Thames Species
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila porcellus
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb, other willowherbs and bedstraws, Fuschia
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 70 (90%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
09/09/2022123SU78 - Henley, Hambleden, Warburg
03/09/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
30/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
23/08/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
Further info: Deilephila elpenor
 
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