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Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Elephant Hawk-moth
69.0160 (B&F: 1991)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
  »Family: Sphingidae
   »Subfamily: Macroglossinae
    »Tribe: Macroglossini

Status and ecology:

A resident and often fairly common species, sometimes common and occasionally very common in a wide range of habitats. Generally distributed although less frequent along the coast, but high numbers are local and irregular. Single brooded until recent years flying mainly from late May to mid-August with an overlapping partial second generation appearing since the mid 1990’s from mid August to early September. Larvae feed on garden godetia, fuscia, willowherb, bedstraw, bogbean and balsam. (Pratt, 2011)

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Crawley, 24 vi 2015 Photo: Elliot Dowding

Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)

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