Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Spurge Hawk-moth
Hyles euphorbiae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1986 / 69.013

General comments:
Infrequent immigrant.

Hertfordshire Notes: A fully grown larva was found wandering in the roadside gutter in Castle Street, Bishops Stortford on 8 Aug 2020 (Jono Forgham).

Middlesex Notes: In October, after the hot summer of 1976, one adult appeared in Devonshire Square and the following year another was noted at Feltham. The latter was female.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (7%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2020120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
20/08/1977121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
13/10/1976121TQ38 - City of London / Hackney
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Forewing: 28-31mm.
Flight: May-October.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, Spurge (Wood Spurge, Sea Spurge)
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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