Privet hawk-moth

Major AB Gay found hawk-moth eggs on privet in Exeter. He bred this larva (caterpillar) from the eggs and preserved it 1 August 1937.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
81/2003/1274
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Gay, Major Arthur Bertie (from the collection of)
Common Name
privet hawk-moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939); Modern (1900-)

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SPHINGIDAE: Sphinx ligustri (Linnaeus, 1758): privet hawk-moth