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Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1992 / 69.017
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

Similar West Midlands Species
Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila elpenor
Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common species occurring across our region.

Found in a variety of grassland-type habitats.

Come readily to light.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
19/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
18/07/2022139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
16/07/2022140SJ41 - Shrewsbury/Preston Montford
16/07/2022136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
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