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69.006 ~ 1976 ~ Privet Hawk-moth ~ Sphinx ligustri
UK Status

Resident. Common S,(C)

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species with only four records for the county. The last one being taken at Castle Caereinion in 2006.

Wingspan :  M & F, 100-120mm.

Confusion species

Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland, downland, hedgerows, gardens, fens and coastal scrub.


Wild and garden privet, ash and lilac.

Lifestage data

Overwinters, occasionally twice, as a pupa, up to a depth of 30cm. Larva July-September.
Montgomeryshire photos