69.018 (1993) Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Immigrant. Rare.
 
Flight period
J F M A M J J A S O N D























 
History
"On the 8th inst. (October) the gardener at Edenbank, near here, handed me a match-box, with the remark that it contained a big moth that he had taken out of a "speedurt's waab." Judge of my pleasurable surprise when I found it was a very fair specimen of C. celerio!" wrote Robert Service in 1880.
A second was caught at Springfield, near Gretna, in 1900.
 
Life cycle
Two generations.
 
Larval foodplants
Bedstraws.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Open grassy areas.
 
Recorders' notes
Don't forget to change the species code!!

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  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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