Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Hippotion celerio

Linnaeus, 1758 69.018

A very rare immigrant in the region. A single larval record.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (10%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Mainly grape vine and Virginia creeper but also Bedstraw, willowherb
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20201VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
04/07/20151VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
06/12/20061VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
15/08/19721VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU99 -
01/01/1963 to 31/12/19671VC23 - OxfordshireSU79

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