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Kent Moth Group


Bedstraw Hawk-moth

Hyles gallii

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.014 B&F: 1987

Verification Grade (Adult):

A scarce but regular migrant to Kent, this species is now almost annual. It has been recorded in Kent between July and September, following the usual pattern for migrant moths of occasional records inland but the majority along the South and East coast of the County. Similar to Spurge Hawk-moth, this species has a thinner pale stripe across the forewing which does not arc towards the leading edge.

© Francesca Partridge

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Distribution in Kent

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