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1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Occasionally common on the Downs and along parts of the coast. Well distributed on the chalk but colonies are unusual elsewhere and it is now missing from large areas of the north. High numbers are local and distinctly episodic and this species is now in decline. Single brooded usually flying from mid May to late July. Larvae feed on yellow bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lindfield, 14 vi 2017 Photo: Bob Foreman

Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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