Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Immature stages

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Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila porcellus
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Elephant Hawk-moth
Deilephila elpenor

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1991 / 69.016

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 May to 20 August - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 21 (95%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1799.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
25/07/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
21/07/2023230SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
16/07/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
09/07/2023230TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
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Forewing: 28-33mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb, other willowherbs and bedstraws, Fuschia
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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