Sphingidae: Macroglossinae

1993 (ABH69.018) Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06865

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Pupates on the ground or in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 33-35mm.
Foodplant(s): Grape-vine (Vitus vinifera), Virginia-creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), bedstraws (Galium spp.), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), fuschias (Fuschia spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and August-October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Open places, usually coastal.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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, grey, brown, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5