Pine Hawk-moth - Sphinx pinastri
Wingspan 65-80 mm. A fairly nondescript member of the hawk-moths, the greyish brown wings usually have three or four dark streaks in the centre.
It inhabits coniferous woodland and areas where Scots Pine is present.
It flies in a single generation from May to early August.
The larva, which is rather more colourful than the moth, feeds on the needles of Scots Pine
British records are mainly from England, and predominantly from an area South of the Humber - particularly towards the Eastern side of that area.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015