1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Wingspan 40-45 mm
Phenology It has one or two generations, flying between May and September.
Description Slightly smaller but even more brightly-coloured than its cousin the Elephant Hawk-moth (D. elpenor),
Life Cycle The larvae, similar to those of D. elpenor, feed mostly on bedstraw (Galium).
Habitat Preference to chalky districts and dry grassy localities, but adapts to a range of habitats.