Main: (Sphingidae / Macroglossinae)
69.016 [B&F: 1991] Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in hedgerows, gardens, woodland edges and heathland, and on rough grassland and sand-dunes throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widely distributed and occasionally abundant throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 62-72 mm. Small Elephant Hawk-moth D. porcellus is superficially similar, but smaller, with forewing yellow and pink, not olive-green and pink. Larva feeds on Rosebay Willowherb, Great Willowherb, Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Marsh Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1239
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Phenology - Larval Records

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