Sphingidae: Sphinginae

1978 (ABH69.007) Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri (=Hyloicus), Linnaeus, 1758

KR06834

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton, June 2012
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cambridge
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2012
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Female, Hemingford Grey ex prepupa Sept 2012, em 23rd June 2013.
Female, Hemingford Grey ex prepupa Sept 2012, em 23rd June 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pre-pupa, Hemingford Grey (under Cedar), Sept 2012
Pre-pupa, Hemingford Grey (under Cedar), Sept 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey as prepupa, Sept 2012.
Hemingford Grey as prepupa, Sept 2012.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey as prepupa, Sept 2012.
Hemingford Grey as prepupa, Sept 2012.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 35-41mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), coniferous trees
Flying: One generation, May-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Coniferous woodland and wooded heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 May to 30 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 September to 20 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Brown, red, white, green, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5