Main: (Sphingidae / Macroglossinae)
69.018 [B&F: 1993] Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout England and, occasionally, southern Scotland. Absent in many years, but numbers have exceeded ten in several years: 1865, 1868, 1885 (when 41 were recorded) and 1963. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight singletons have appeared in ten of the last fifty years, with two in 1978. Wingspan 72-80 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Great Willowherb and Honeysuckle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Fordingbridge11015/06/1996Adult
Ventnor10116/08/1994Adult
Bournemouth11110/1885Adult
Christchurch11119/09/1885Adult
Emery Down11107/11/1978Adult
Emsworth11125/09/1902Adult
Farringdon12102/10/1952Adult
Farringdon12101/10/1951Adult
Gosport11115/09/1879Adult
Gosport 60991121891Adult
Rookley10118/11/2014Adult
Liphook12129/06/1943Adult
Lyndhurst11123/09/1925Adult
Martyr Worthy12124/09/1960Adult
Micheldever12114/10/1977Adult
New Milton11109/1913Adult
Portchester11130/09/1894Adult
Godshill1011834Adult
Southsea1111891Larval
Southsea11117/12/1948Adult
Southsea11108/1877Adult
Sway11110/11/1978Adult
Whitehill12108/10/1966Adult
Wootton, IoW10117/10/1995Adult
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