Small elephant hawk-moth

Description
Adult small elephant hawk-moths fly May-July across the UK but prefer chalky areas. Frank Lees collected this specimen near his home 4 June 1960.

This is the much smaller relative of the elephant hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor, and it has much yellower wings. The larva is also smaller and lacks the curved horn on the rear end that occurs in most other hawk-moth species.
Accession Loan No.
9/1997/52
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
small elephant hawk-moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
SPHINGIDAE: Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758): small elephant hawk-moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Devonshire Association (from the collection of): Lees, Mr Frank H
Collection Parish
Maidencombe
Collection Town
Torquay
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
SPHINGIDAE
Genus
Deilephila
Species
porcellus

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