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Sphinx pinastri Linnaeus, 1758

Pine Hawk-moth
69.0070 (B&F: 1978)
Previously:Hyloicus pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

A resident and suspected episodic immigrant occurring singly or sparingly throughout and is sometimes fairly common at mv light on pine-clad heathland amongst coniferous plantations. Probably generally distributed, but very local in numbers. Single brooded flying from early May to late August with a possible overlapping second generation occasionally seen in early September. Larvae feed on pine. (Pratt, 2011)

Hyloicus pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 10 vii 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Hyloicus pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 17 vii 2017
Photo: Olly Ellis
Hyloicus pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
West Ashling, 14 vii 2015
Photo: Sue Davies
Hyloicus pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 28 v 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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