69.014 .... B&F 1987
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775)
Status .....Very rare migrant with one record from Eakring, of an adult netted at dusk nectaring on Valerian. In Nottinghamshire, there have beeen a number of records in the last decade or so, with unpublished records of subsequent breeding (larvae seen) in 2017 and for several years subsequently, from one site in the wider Sherwood Forest area.
Photographed at Red Hill September 9th 2006
Adult, reared ex-Clipstone Old Quarter larva. Emerged May 13th 2005
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter on August 8th 2004
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bedstraw Hawk-moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Andy Lowe.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2024

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