69.017 .... B&F 1992
Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Usually trapped in small numbers at sites in the Sherwood Forest area. There are occasional records from other parts of Nottinghamshire, including a single Eakring record in 2003. The one photographed, was trapped at Lound GP in 2014 and brought to us by Phil Cadman and Ian Hunt of the Lound Moth Group. Listed as Grade 3 in Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Lound GP May 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Elephant Hawk-moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham and Anona Finch. David Hursthouse. Phil Cadman. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Phil Lee. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Martin Gray. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Steven Chick. Jason and Lily Reece. Tom Shields. Agnes Kiemel.

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Updated December 2022

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