Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Spurge Hawk-moth
Hyles euphorbiae
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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Hyles gallii

(Rottemburg, 1775) 1987 / 69.014

Norfolk status
Scattered resident population now established, in small numbers, at several locations in North Norfolk.
Immigrant records from around the coast, but does turn up inland.

First recorded in Norfolk at Great Yarmouth pre 1834, with larvae found established in north Norfolk 1955.

"Galii only one specimen known here till this August, when four were taken, and eight or nine seen. Several caterpillars have been found feeding on Galium verum, on the North and South Denes." Sketch of the natural history of Yarmouth and its neighbourhood, by C.J. and J. Paget, 1834.

A bumper year for this species in 2013 with 279 caterpillars and 25 adults recorded at a confidential site in Norfolk.

Recorded in 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
A Review of the Immigration of Hyles gallii Rott. during 1973 with Special Reference to Records for 1972 and 1974 By C. G. M. de Worms. Ent. Rec. 87. 1975.
Bedstraw Hawks in Norfolk 1956 - Ent. Rec. Vol 105. 25.i.1993 - G.M. Haggett.
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
06/09/2023128TF64Hunstanton
23/06/2023128TF74Holme NNR
19/05/2023128TF74Holme NNR
12/10/2022128TF63Hunstanton
20/08/2022127TG50Great Yarmouth
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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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