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Death's-head Hawk-moth
Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Sphinginae
1973 / 69.005
Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Soham 25/04/1960

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Similar Cambs Species: None
Forewing: 52-60mm.
Flight: Aug-Oct. (pos May-Nov)
Foodplant:   Potato, Deadly Nightshade.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2016129TL48 - Manea/Mepal
2003+29TL46 - Cottenham/Cambridge
1987+29TL58 - Ely/Littleport
1973+29TL49 - March
25/04/1960129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
Further info: Acherontia atropos
 
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