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Kent Moth Group


Striped Hawk-moth

Hyles livornica

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.015 B&F: 1990

Verification Grade (Adult):

A scarce but regular migrant to Kent. This species has been found across the county, but more recently the highest frequency seems to be the Dungeness area, with other records scattered up the coast as far as Margate. Mostly likely to be encountered between May and September, the highest number of records are from the first half of June.

Superficially similar to the much rarer Silver-striped Hawk-moth, Striped Hawk-moth has a fairly thick and straight stripe running across the forewing, the intersecting pale lines separating it from Spurge Hawk-moth and Bedstraw Hawk-moth. In Silver-striped, the line is more cream-coloured and is curved towards the apex of the forewing. In addition to this, Silver-striped has two white-edged black spots on the forewing which are absent on Striped.

© Tony Morris

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Distribution in Kent

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