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Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Elephant Hawk-moth
69.0160 (B&F: 1991)


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

A resident and often fairly common species, sometimes common and occasionally very common in a wide range of habitats. Generally distributed although less frequent along the coast, but high numbers are local and irregular. Single brooded until recent years flying mainly from late May to mid-August with an overlapping partial second generation appearing since the mid 1990’s from mid August to early September. Larvae feed on garden godetia, fuscia, willowherb, bedstraw, bogbean and balsam. (Pratt, 2011)

Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crawley, 24 vi 2015
Photo: Elliot Dowding
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
ex larva
Horsham, 06 ii 2016
Photo: Ben Snaps
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Smallfield, Surrey, 20 vi 2018
Photo: Sue Davies
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Amberley, 15 vi 2018
Photo: Cat Losty
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 30 vi 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wadhurst, 06 vii 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 30 vi 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 30 vi 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ardingly, 03 viii 2019
Photo: Alister Brown
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Willingdon, 01 viii 2017
Photo: R. Wells
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 25 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 15 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 15 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 11 ix 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 13 vii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hollingdean, 23 v 2009
Photo: Bob Eade
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Peacehaven, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 1 vi 2011
Photo: John Luck
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Worthing, 9 vii 2007
Photo: Shena Maskell
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brighton, 30 vi 2009
Photo: John Bedford
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, xx 2005
Photo: Tony Wilson
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 17 ix 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fernhurst, xx 2006
Photo: Sarah Patton
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sompting, 8 ix 2007
Photo: Tony Wilson
Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fernhurst, xx 2006
Photo: Sarah Patton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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