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Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Deilephila elpenor
  • Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR TL478582; 18 Aug 2015.
  • BF: 1991
  • This is the larva, whose appearance gives its species its common name. It feeds mainly on rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium).
  • The pink and green adults visit flowers such as honeysuckle (Lonicera) for nectar.
  • NBN Atlas


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