Sphingidae – The Hawk-moths

Big, bold and incredibly attractive. The Hawk-moths never  fail to impress. This gallery features a selection of species encountered over the last decade in Yorkshire, with an additional species photographed in Portugal.

 1972 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli 

1976-privet-hawk-moth-a-sphinx-ligustri

1976-privet-hawk-moth-sphinx-ligustri

1976 Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri 

1979-lime-hawk-moth-mimas-tiliae

1979 Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae

1980-eyed-hawk-moth-smerinthus-ocellata

1980 Eyed hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata

1981-poplar-hawk-moth-laothoe-populi

1981 Poplar hawk-moth Laothoe populi

1984-hummingbird-hawk-moth-a-macroglossum-stellatarum

1984-hummingbird-hawk-moth-macroglossum-stellatarum

1984 Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum

1990-striped-hawk-moth-hyles-livornica-c

1990-striped-hawk-moth-hyles-livornica-a

1990 Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica

1991-elephant-hawk-moth-a-deilephila-elpenor

1991-elephant-hawk-moth-deilephila-elpenor

1991 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor

1993-silver-striped-hawk-moth-a-hippotion-celerio-lagos

1993-silver-striped-hawk-moth-hippotion-celerio-lagos

1993 Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerio
Lagos, Algarve

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