Main: (Sphingidae / Macroglossinae)
69.018 [B&F: 1993] Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout England and, occasionally, southern Scotland. Absent in many years, but numbers have exceeded ten in several years: 1865, 1868, 1885 (when 41 were recorded) and 1963. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight singletons have appeared in ten of the last fifty years, with two in 1978. Wingspan 72-80 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Great Willowherb and Honeysuckle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1834oneAnonAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)16-Aug-1994oneHalsey, JAdult
Wootton (SZ59)17-Oct-1995oneMorey, GAdult
Rookley (SZ58)18-Nov-2014oneBaldwin, JAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)01-Oct-2017oneClarke, JHAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Emsworth (SU70)25-Sep-1902oneButlerAdult
Gosport (SZ69)1891twoMoncreaff, MAdult
Southsea (SZ69)1891oneMoncreaff, MLarval
Southsea (SZ69)17-Dec-1948oneCrocker, DAdult
Emery Down (SU20)07-Nov-1978oneChainey, JAdult
Sway (SZ29)10-Nov-1978oneBarnett, RJAdult
Fordingbridge (SU11)15-Jun-1996-Hutchinson, NAdult
New Milton (SZ29)4993oneKelsall, JEAdult
Lyndhurst (SU20)9398oneFrohawk, FWAdult
Southsea (SZ69)08/1877oneLowreyAdult
Bournemouth (SZ09)10/1885oneBrackenbury, EAdult
Gosport (SZ69)15/09/1879oneLarcomAdult
Christchurch (SZ19)19/09/1885oneAdyeAdult
Portchester (SU60)30/09/1894oneStaresAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Liphook (SU83)29-Jun-1943oneConran, TOAdult
Farringdon (SU73)01-Oct-1951oneRobinson, HSAdult
Farringdon (SU73)02-Oct-1952oneRobinson, HSAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)24-Sep-1960oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Whitehill (SU73)08-Oct-1966oneWright, DAdult
Micheldever (SU54)14-Oct-1977oneDixon, CHAdult

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