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Striped Hawk-moth
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1990 / 69.015
Photo © Mike McCarthy,  Horsford - 01/08/2022

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Hyles gallii
Forewing: 33-42mm
Flight: April-October
Foodplant:   Many plants (Willowherb and Bedstraw)
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Scarce immigrant species.
Flies mainly at dusk and dawn when it feeds at flowers such as Red Valerian and Petunia.

Several recorded in 2022.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Deilephila livornica, Esp.
"There is a reliable record of the capture of a single specimen at Thetford in 1857 ; and another of the occurrence of an example at the electric light at Carrow near Norwich in 1891.
Stephens gave this rare species as an inhabitant of the county (Illustrations, vol. i. p.127), but without locality."

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
17/05/2023128TF74Holme NNR
02/09/2022128TF64Hunstanton
22/08/2022127TG24Cromer
21/08/2022127TG42Eccles
21/08/2022127TG04Cley next the Sea
19/08/2022127TG14Weybourne
15/08/2022128TF50Upwell / Outwell
01/08/2022127TG11Horsford
26/05/2022127TG41Winterton
25/05/2022127TG40Berney Arms
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