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Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Elephant Hawk-moth
69.0170 (B&F: 1992)


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

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Occasionally common on the Downs and along parts of the coast. Well distributed on the chalk but colonies are unusual elsewhere and it is now missing from large areas of the north. High numbers are local and distinctly episodic and this species is now in decline. Single brooded usually flying from mid May to late July. Larvae feed on yellow bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 14 vi 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kithurst Meadow, 02 vi 2019
Photo: Martin Banks
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kithurst Meadow, 02 vi 2019
Photo: Martin Banks
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 28 vi 2019
Photo: John Luck
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brighton, 7 v 2011
Photo: Dan Danahar
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Moulsecoomb Train Station, 07 vii 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 1 vi 2011
Photo: John Luck
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cissbury Ring, 08 viii 2013
Photo: Neil Hulme

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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