Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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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 34 (24%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 41-55mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
29/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
21/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
17/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
23/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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