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Kent Moth Group


Pine Hawk-moth

Sphinx pinastri

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.007 B&F: 1978

Verification Grade (Adult):

Thinly distributed across Kent, this attractive moth is most likely to be encountered where the foodplant (Pines of course! - mostly Scots Pine, but not exclusively) is found. As with most Hawk-moths, it is fairly easy to ID, with black markings on the forewings and a black stripe either side of the head being diagnostic.

Flight Season: late May to early August

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri) 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 Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri) 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 Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri) 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 Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri) 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 Pine Hawk-moth (Sphinx pinastri) can be seen on the external pages listed below: