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Striped Hawk-moth
Hyles livornica (Esper, 1779)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1990 / 69.015
Photo © Dave Wilton

Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Hyles gallii
Forewing: 33-42mm
Flight: April - October
Foodplant:   Many plants (Willowherb and Bedstraw)
Red List:
GB status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare and irregular migrant to our region. Last seen in Staffordshire in 2002.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2022139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
06/07/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
16/05/2021136SO73 - Ledbury & Eastnor
05/06/2015136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
25/05/2015136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
Further info: Hyles livornica
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