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Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Hippotion celerio

Linnaeus, 1758 1993 / 69.018
Photo © Barry Spence, 28 Aug 2009,  TA411158Kilnsea, Spurn, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are two recent records of this rare migrant in Yorkshire. Two previously unmentioned older records have also come to light.

VC61. Rudston, 19.9.1980 (ASE).

VC63. Sheffield: Handsworth, one October 1965, and Bents Green Road, one 1.11.1968 (Harrison & Smellie, 1979); Meltham, Huddersfield, 23.10.1988 (M. Tunmore).

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 24.10.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been two more records, Whitby in 2005 and Spurn in 2009.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (9%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 33-55mm
Flight: Two generations May - November
Foodplant:   Mainly grape vine and Virginia creeper but also Bedstraw, willowherb
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/12/2016163SK38 - Sheffield
05/11/2015163SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
28/08/2009161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
2005162SE99 - Harwood Dale
24/10/2002165SE37 - Ripon
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