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Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1978 / 69.007
=Hyloicus pinastri

An uncommon resident in the region that is spreading northwards as shown by the first record for Staffordshire in 2005 being followed by 44 since.

A species of conifer plantations, shelterbelts and wooded heathland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 46 (33%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 35-41mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -
17/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -
28/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -
02/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11

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