Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Hippotion celerio

Linnaeus, 1758 1993 / 69.018

A rare migrant species in our region, last seen in Staffordshire in 1898, Herefordshire in 1887 and Worcestershire in 1870.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 1897.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 33-55mm
Flight: Two generations May - November
Foodplant:   Mainly grape vine and Virginia creeper but also Bedstraw, willowherb
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/10/1897+VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
18881VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
1887+VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
12/09/18851VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
18851VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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