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69.016 - Elephant Hawk-moth | by Derek.P.
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69.016 - Elephant Hawk-moth

Deilephila elpenor - 69.016 - BF1991

 

Lepidoptera - Heterocera - Sphingidae - Macroglossinae

 

Wingspan 45-60 mm.

 

Food plants; Adults, honeysuckle (Lonicera) for nectar. Larvae mainly Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) and Bedstraw (Galium).

 

Caught in a Moth Trap at Potteric Carr, released unharmed.

 

(Macrolepidoptera)

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Taken on July 11, 2015