69.006 .... B&F 1976
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....This moth is still on the increase in Nottinghamshire, with a gradual westerly spread from south-east Nottinghamshire and the Newark area over the past 20 years or so. Larvae can be easy to find on roadside hedgerows containing Privet anywhere east of Ollerton. Our thanks must go to David Yates, who trapped the adult photographed at Southwell.
Photographed at Southwell June 2011
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Eakring Flash on 17/09/09   Full grown larva. Photographed at Caunton on 23/08/09
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Privet Hawk-moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sean Tobin. David Yates. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Richard Mitchell. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Mick Bajcar. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Meg Skinner. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen.  Lound Moth Group. Sammi Clarke. Phil Cadman.

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Updated July 2021

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