Silver-striped Hawk-moth

Hippotion celerio


Species Codes

B&F 1993 RES 69.018

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Species Account

A very scarce migrant to Kent, this species has only been recorded at Dungeness and Thanet since 2000. Records in Kent are from August to early September and then again from October into November.

Silver-striped Hawk-moth is easily separated from Striped Hawk-moth by the presence of the straight-edged creamy (silver?) line which runs across the forewing in a gentle curve to the apex of the wing, as well as the presence of a pale-edged black spot in the middle of the forewing.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

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