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Kent Moth Group


Silver-striped Hawk-moth

Hippotion celerio

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.018 B&F: 1993

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) 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 Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) 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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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) 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 Silver-striped Hawk-moth (Hippotion celerio) can be seen on the external pages listed below: