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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1972 / 69.004
Photo © Mike Gough,  16/09/2008 - Weybourne

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Forewing: 50-55mm.
Flight: One generation June-Dec. (mostly Aug-Nov)
Foodplant:   Bindweed and other Convolvulaceae.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Fairly common migrant.
A very large visitor from southern Europe, occuring in late summer and autumn.

Adult moths come to light and feed at garden flowers, especially those of the Tobacco plant (Nicotiana)

Unable to overwinter in significant numbers. The variable green or black larvae are occasionally found in Norfolk, normally wandering when looking for a site to pupate. Winter survival rates are unknown, but thought to be increasing.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
24/10/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
24/10/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
21/10/2023127TG10Bowthorpe / Earlham
11/10/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
10/10/2023127TG32Honing / Crostwight Common
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