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Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1976 / 69.006
Photo © Mick Norman,  09/06/2020 - Gaywood, Kings Lynn

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Forewing: 41-55mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Adults fly in June and July and can sometimes be seen resting on tree trunks and garden fences.

The enormous green caterpillars feed mainly on wild privet, but also on lilac, holly and ash, and appear in July and August.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/07/2021327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/07/2021128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
13/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/07/2021228TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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