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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1972 / 69.004
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Castle Acre - NMN 06

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Forewing: 50-55mm.
Flight: One generation June-Dec. (mostly Aug-Nov)
Foodplant:   Bindweeds and other Convolvulaceae.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
A very large, fairly common migrant from southern Europe.
Unable to overwinter, larvae are occasionally found in Norfolk.
Feeds at garden flowers, especially those of the tobacco plant (Nicotiana)

Recorded in 52 (70%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
20/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
18/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/09/2021127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
17/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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