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. The specimen illustrated below, trapped at West Bridgford by Alan Hurst and kindly photographed by Tim Sexton, was the first in the Nottinghamshire since 2008. There were five records in 2003, which was notable nationally for the best-ever influx of Convolvulus Hawk-moth.
Photographed at West Bridgford, Nottingham September 2015    
Early stages                            
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.

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Updated January 2021

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