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Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver-striped Hawk-moth
69.0180 (B&F: 1993)


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

An immigrant species scarce at rest, feeding in flight and at mv light, with 15 individuals recorded during the 20th century. This species arrives between the second week of September and mid November, and occasionally from late August or to mid November, with lesser earlier migrations from early May onwards. Larvae feed on grape-vine. (Pratt, 2011)

Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 15 x 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arriving just ahead of a thunderstorm
Bracklesham, 03 xi 2011
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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