69.004 .... B&F 1972
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....A rare migrant to Nottinghamshire, with scattered records across the south of the county. There were five Nottinghamshire records in 2003, which was notable nationally for the best-ever influx of Convolvulus Hawk-moth, but 2022 proved to be an even better year for this impressively large moth, with a number of Nottinghamshire records involving adults recorded either at MV light, or nectaring at Nicotiana sylvestris. Among the county's records were two full-grown larvae found at Bramcote in September 2022.
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Adult reared ex-Bramcote larva, photographed October 2022    
 
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Early stages                            
Newly hatched larva. Photographed August 2022.
 
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2nd instar larva. Photographed August 2022.
 
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3rd instar larva. Photographed September 2022.
 
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4th instar larva. Photographed September 2022.
 
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Full grown larva (dark form). Photographed August 2020.
 
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Full grown larva (green form). Photographed September 2022.
 
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Full grown larva on Bindweed. Photographed at Bulcote September 7th 2022.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Convolvulus Hawk-moth
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2014). Tim Sexton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Martin Gray. David and Veronica McGeever. Recorder unknown, record per Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Phil and Steph Lee (via Facebook). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022). Nottinghamshire Moths and Butterflies  Facebook group. Julia Cox.

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 January 2024

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