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Death's-head Hawk-moth
Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1973 / 69.005
Photo © Paul Burgess,  Prawle Point with Jukka Vuorinen & Chris Vincent

Similar Devon Species: None
Forewing: 52-60mm.
Flight: Aug-Oct. (pos May-Nov)
Foodplant:   Potato, Deadly Nightshade.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 37 (39%) of 95 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1947.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/202313SX96 - South Devon
27/08/202313SX74 - South Devon
23/08/202374SX49 - North Devon
21/08/202313SX73 - South Devon
14/08/202313SX74 - South Devon
Further info: Acherontia atropos
 
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