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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1987 / 69.014
Photo © Dave Emley

Striped Hawk-moth
Hyles livornica
Forewing: 34-38mm.
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Rosebay Willowherb, madders, fuschias.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB status: Nationally Rare / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant (Resident)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A rare migrant to our Region.

Flies from dusk, visits nectar flowers and comes to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2021136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
02/08/2021137SP06 - Redditch
30/07/2021140SJ71 - Newport
06/10/2019136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
05/08/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
Further info: Hyles gallii
 
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