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Kent Moth Group


Spurge Hawk-moth

Hyles euphorbiae

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.013 B&F: 1986

Verification Grade (Adult):

A scarce but regular migrant to the Kent coast, mostly between Dungeness and Margate. It has been recorded between June and August and may be increasing over recent years, with Kent scoring a majority of the records. Similar in appearance to Bedstraw Hawk-moth but in Spurge, the pale stripe along the forewing is thick and arcs out to almost touch the leading edge.

Flight Season: May to October

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae) 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 Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae) 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 Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae) 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 Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae) 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 Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae) can be seen on the external pages listed below: