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69.016 ~ 1991 ~ Elephant Hawk-moth ~ Deilephila elpenor
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 62-72mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most sites where the foodplant is found.


Willowherbs and bedstraws.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa just below the soil in a flimsy cocoon. Larva late June-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, Aug 2008, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, 19th July 2009, Commins Coch
Pic shows green form of larva.