Sphingidae : Sphinginae
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Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1978 / 69.007
=Hyloicus pinastri

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). In Dorset, the moth is common in sandy areas where self-sown and block-planted scots pine grow. Dispersed singletons are occasionally recorded at light traps well away from conifer habitat, for example there are a number of records from Portland. The species has a protracted flight period with the adults still very much in evidence during July and August; this is a much... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 35-41mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
26/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
19/08/201919SZ09 Poole

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