Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Deilephila elpenor Linnaeus, 1758
Elephant Hawk-moth

Family: Sphingidae
Checklist Number: 69.016

Recorded from May to July this hawkmoth is scarce in the islands and has only been recorded in recent years in the Uists

The main foodplants are willowherb Epilobium and bedstraw Galium

Deilephila elpenor
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