1978 Pine Hawk-moth Hyloicus pinastri
(Linnaeus, 1758)Wingspan 65-80 mm.
A fairly nondescript greyish member of the hawk-moths, this species is restricted in Britain to the south and east, but it is quite common in continental Europe.
It inhabits coniferous woodland, where it flies in a single generation during May and June.
The larva, which is rather more colourful than the moth, feeds on the needles of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris).