Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1978 / 69.007
=Hyloicus pinastri
Norfolk status
Locally distributed in conifer plantations and woodland, mainly in southern and eastern England, where it is believed it first settled in Suffolk, being well-established there in the 19th century.

A comparatively nondescript greyish member of the hawk-moths, adult moths come to light and feed at flowers after dark, particularly Honeysuckle. The colourful larvae grow up to around 7cm in length, feeding during the day from late June to mid September, mainly on Scots Pine.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in Totals.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
Totals127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/09/2020127TG24 - Cromer
20/08/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
17/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 35-41mm
Flight: One generation May-August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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