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Death's-head Hawk-moth
Acherontia atropos

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1973 / 69.005

Bedfordshire status
Very rare immigrant

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (45%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 2013.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/12/2013130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
November 1996130TL23 - Stotfold, Fairfield
1991130SP94 - Cranfield, Marston Moretaine
1990130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
20/09/1982130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
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Forewing: 52-60mm.
Flight: Aug-Oct. (pos May-Nov)
Foodplant:   Potato, Deadly Nightshade
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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