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Privet Hawk-moth
Sphinx ligustri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1976 / 69.006

An uncommon resident in the south of our region. One recent record in Staffordshire.

A species of downland, hedgerows, mature gardens.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 41-55mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
17/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
26/07/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO58 -
28/05/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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