Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus Wingspan 40-45mm. A beautiful moth with narrow wings and a plump body. Flies May-July. Adult has a pink body and pink and yellowish-buff forewings. Larva feeds on bedstraws. Locally common in southern and central Britain, and in coastal regions further north.
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Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus Wingspan 40-45mm. A beautiful moth with narrow wings and a plump body. Flies May-July. Adult has a pink body and pink and yellowish-buff forewings. Larva feeds on bedstraws. Locally common in southern and central Britain, and in coastal regions further north.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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