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Kent Moth Group


Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Agrius convolvuli

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.004 B&F: 1972

Verification Grade (Adult):

An annual migrant with a penchant for clean sheets hanging on washing lines. This large Hawk-moth has been found all over Kent, but as demonstrated by the map below is most likely to be encountered at the coast from Dungeness to Margate. This is not surprising given the direction of arrival from mainland Europe.

It can be found at any time from late July through to early November and is most likely when there is a southern airflow emanating from southern Europe or Africa, but any wind from the South could bring them to our shores. The likely confusion species is Privet Hawk-moth, but that is a much browner moth with an obvious black-ish head.

Flight Season: July to November

© Peter Maton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) can be seen on the external pages listed below: