|69.017 ~ 1992 ~ Small Elephant Hawk-moth ~ Deilephila porcellus|
Resident. Common S,C,(N).
A fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 47-56mm.
Mostly open habitats including commons, sand-dunes, golf courses and shingle beaches.
Mainly bedstraws but also recorded on willowherb & purple-loosestrife.
Overwinters as a pupa in a flimsy cocoon formed on the ground in the leaf litter. Larva late June-early September.
Photo by MDH, 23rd June 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 23rd May 2007, Commins Coch