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Kent Moth Group


Willowherb Hawk-moth

Proserpinus proserpina

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.012 B&F: 1984a

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A very rare migrant(?) to the UK, this species has not been recorded in Kent. Like a mini Oleander Hawk-moth, this species may only have arrived in the UK through imported goods at ports (Keyhaven and St Katherine's Dock the only two records).

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