Bedstraw Hawk-moth

Hyles gallii


Species Codes

B&F 1987 RES 69.014

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Species Account

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.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii) 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 Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii) 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 Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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