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69.018 (BF1993)

Silver-striped Hawk-moth   

Hippotion celerio
Adult: 3
A rare immigrant from Africa that migrates to Europe annually.



Life cycle

Two generations.

Larval foodplants



Open grassy areas.

History 1860-2010

Robert Service (1880) wrote: ‘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!’

A second was caught at Springfield, near Gretna, in 1900.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1880 1900

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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