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Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri

B&F: 1978

ABH: 69.007

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Localities: Salcey Forest, Pitsford Water, Easton Hornstocks and Castor Hanglands.

Observations: The moth has extended its range within the county during the past decade and is now being regularly recorded in gardens away from established coniferous woodland. Colonisation tends to have been from the south and from the east, with first records for Salcey Forest in 1997, Pitsford Water and Geddington Chase in 1999 and Castor Hanglands in 1991.

L.O.N.: Unrecorded.

First Record: Pre 1989, Ashton Wold, Rothschild.