Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Immature stages

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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1992 / 69.017

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

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

Recorded in 18 (82%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
27/06/2023330TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
23/06/2023130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
21/06/2023330TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
21/06/2023330TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
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Forewing: 21-25mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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