Sphingidae: Sphinginae

1972 (ABH69.004) Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06828

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Ramsey Heights
Ramsey Heights
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species can sometimes be seen at night nectaring on garden flowers, especially those of the tobacco family, Nicotiana.

 

It is unable to overwinter in the UK, although larvae are occasionally found.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 50-55mm.
Foodplant(s): bindweeds (Convolvulus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-December (mostly late August-late November)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

As an immigrant, it can be found anywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 July to 12 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri (=Hyloicus)

Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Brown, green, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5