Sphingidae: Macroglossinae

1990 (ABH69.015) Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica, (Esper, [1804])

KR06860

ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
ex Lleyn Penisula, N Wales, June 2007
ex Lleyn Penisula, N Wales, June 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex Lleyn Penisula, N Wales, June 2007
ex Lleyn Penisula, N Wales, June 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
ex female Llyn Peninsula 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 33-42mm.
Foodplant(s): willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), plants and shrubs
Flying: One generation, April-October (mainly May-early June and August)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Open, sunny situations, usually coastal.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in June 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 21 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Jeff Higgott
Spurge Hawk-moth Hyles euphorbiae
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles galii

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