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Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)

Convolvulus Hawk-moth
69.0040 (B&F: 1972)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
    »Family: Sphingidae
      »Subfamily: Sphinginae
        »Tribe: Acherontiini

An immigrant species usually occurring at rest or tungsten light, and seen sparingly or fairly commonly feeding from tobacco plants or at mv light along the coast. Virtually annual in appearance since 1970 mainly appearing between mid-August and late October but sometimes seen from the second week of June. The larvae feed on field bindweed. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford, 22 ix 2016
Photo: Bob Eade
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Clacton-On-Sea, 06 x 2016
Photo: Anthony Hammond
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 11 ix 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastbourne, 26 ix 2017
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Stone Cross, 07 x 2017
Photo: Peter Coyston
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wisborough Green, 21 viii 2018
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chichester, 24 09 2019
Photo: Tony Cullen
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wisborough Green, 04 10 2019
Photo: Dave Green
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chichester, 19 10 2019
Photo: Tony Cullen
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chichester, 19 10 2019
Photo: Tony Cullen
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lancing, 10 x 2016
Photo: Andrew
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Female
Chidham, 19 x 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sompting, 29 ix 2012
Photo: Tony Wilson
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, Worthing, 16 viii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 03 x 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 27 x 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 13 ix 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lewes, 16 ix 2015
Photo: Bruce Redgate
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rye Harbour SWT Reserve, 12 ix 2016
Photo: Chris Bentley
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Upper Beeding, 9 ix 2008
Photo: Jim Steedman
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Resting on a gate post
Cuckmere valley, East Sussex, 23 ix 2006
Photo: Dr Dan Danahar
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rusper, 18 ix 2004
Photo: Sam Bayley
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
, 16 ix 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hastings, 4 ix 2009
Photo: Ralph Hobbs
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hastings, 4 ix 2009
Photo: Ralph Hobbs
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
In a garden
Brighton, 03 x 2003
Photo: Dr Dan Danahar
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fernhurst, xx 2003
Photo: Sarah Patton

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