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Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)

Bedstraw Hawk-moth
69.0140 (B&F: 1987)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
    »Family: Sphingidae
      »Subfamily: Macroglossinae
        »Tribe: Macroglossini

An immigrant which only occurs singly, at rest and mv light, chiefly near the East Sussex coast; rare in the west of the county. Approaching 90 individuals have been recorded in the county since the first in about 1840, almost half of which were larvae. Brighton is the leading area in the county for this species, whilst the whole of the west of the county only holds 18 records. Very irregular in appearance throughout. The species arrives mainly between early July and early September. The larvae feed on white bedstraw, yellow bedstraw, garden Fuschia and Godetia. (Pratt, 2011)

Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Rye, 13 vii 2014
Photo: Patrick Bonham
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 02 ix 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Wisborough Green, 19 vii 2014
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Mill Hill, 26 viii 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea, 26 viii 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Donnington, xx 2003
Photo: Sarah Patton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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