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Hyles livornica (Esper, [1804])

Striped Hawk-moth
69.0150 (B&F: 1990)

Synonym(s):
Hyles lineata sensu auctt. nec (Fabricius, 1775)


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

An immigrant normally only seen singly at rest or at mv light, although it occasionally occurs sparingly. Distinctly episodic in appearance. It arrives in two overlapping flights which appear mainly between early May and early July and again from late July to mid September. Larvae have been found feeding on garden snapdragon and on hedge bedstraw elsewhere. It has recently been discovered that two species have been masquerading under this name, now split to H. lineata and H. livornica, although only one British specimen of H. lineata has so far been found. (Pratt, 2011)

Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Steyning, 11 vi 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Southwater, 02 vi 2019
Photo: Graham Meech
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Hailsham, 8 ix 2006
Photo: Chris Ball
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Lindfield, 26 v 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Ringmer, 17 viii 2006
Photo: Sam Dawes
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Seaford, 27 viii 2006
Photo: Greg Brinkley
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Wadhurst, 26 v 2009
Photo: Andy Adams
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Bracklesham, 11 vi 2015
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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