Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
Adult • Ham Street Woods NNR, Kent • © Rob Petley-Jones

69.004 BF1972
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 80-120 mm.

A large species, with a wingspan of over 10cm, this is a migrant in Britain, appearing sometimes in fairly good numbers.

It most often occurs in late summer and autumn, usually with influxes of other migrant species, when it turns up in light traps and feeding at garden flowers, especially those of the tobacco plant (Nicotiana)

Although larvae are sometimes found in Britain, usually on bindweed (Convolvulus), it does not regularly breed.
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