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69.014 ~ 1987 ~ Bedstraw Hawk-moth  ~ Hyles gallii
UK Status

A fairly regular visitor to the UK most years in varying numbers - can turn up anywhere.

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. First recorded at Guilsfield in the north-east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 34-38mm.

Confusion species

Striped Hawk-moth & Spurge Hawk-moth.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Coastal places, sand dunes & waste ground.


Bedstraws, willowherbs, madders & fuchsias.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, under the soil. Larva, July-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SOS, 24th Aug 2020, Guilsfield