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Death's-head Hawk-moth
Acherontia atropos

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.005

Recorded widely across the region but very uncommon. Sometimes found as a larva.

Recorded in 31 (40%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Potato, Deadly Nightshade
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP60
01/11/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP60
30/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP40 -
25/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33 -
13/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33 -

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