Sphingidae: Macroglossinae

1987 (ABH69.014) Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles galii, (Rottemburg, 1775)

KR06855

Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 34-38mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.), Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), Wild Madder (Rubia peregrina), fuschias (Fuschia spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Sunny, coastal situations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2005

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 12 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Jeff Higgott
Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica
Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio

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