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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1972 / 69.004

A rare immigrant to the region in fluctuating numbers.

A nocturnal species, feeding at dusk on flowers like Petunia, tobacco plant, lilies and other tubular flowers. Many records are from gardens.

Recorded in 62 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 50-55mm
Flight: June - December (mostly Aug-Nov)
Foodplant:   Bindweeds and other Convolvulaceae
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
19/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
16/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
16/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
12/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO36

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