Elephant hawk-moth

This elephant hawk-moth was collected by CW Holcroft in June 1964. The moth is so called because the caterpillar (vaguely) resembles an elephant’s trunk!

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Common Name
elephant hawk-moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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SPHINGIDAE: Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758): elephant hawk-moth