Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
Pine Hawk-moth
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Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.006

Widespread and common across the region. Formerly more local. This reflects the national trend of increasing abundance and geographical range in this species.

Recorded in 66 (85%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/12/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP81 -
22/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP50 -
09/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP52
04/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU49 -
28/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP84

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