Morley's Final Catalogue: Immigrants from the continent occasionally establish themselves amongst the Galium of our coast as in 1888, in addition to our Breck-sands as in 1859; but are now almost unobserved in the County for a half-century.
Recent Suffolk Status: A regular immigrant species to the county in small numbers each year. Has established localized breeding colonies on the coast.
Life history: Extended single brood throughout the summer. Larvae found in late summer/early autumn.
Identification: Similar to Spurge and Striped hawks. Striped hawk has distinctive white veins on the forewing. Spurge hawk is lighter in colour, with a broad forewing streak.
Habitats: Heathland, coastal grassland and sandhills, woodland rides, gardens, scrub.
Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1857. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats