John Paige's Hawkmoth Drawings

 

All my life I have drawn hawkmoths whenever they have come my way. My earliest drawings - of Hummingbird, Privet and Lime Hawkmoths, all shown here - were done while I was at school.

Recently inspired by A.R.Pittaway's scholarly " The Hawkmoths of the Western Palaearctic" I decided to go through my sketchbooks and to collect together any drawings related to hawkmoths. Here is the result so far. I have not been able to identify some of the moths drawn and may have identified others incorrectly. If you can provide correct identification, please let me know.

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Bee Hawkmoth

John Paige - Bee Hawkmoth

 

Bee Hawkmoth sp: which species?

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
27 April 1961

 

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Convolvulus Hawkmoth

 
John Paige - Convolvulus Hawkmoth

 

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
18 August 2003

John Paige - Convolvulus Hawkmoth

 

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
18 August 2003

 

John Paige - Convolvulus Hawkmoth

 

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)

 

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
8 May 1961

John Paige - Convolvulus Hawkmoth

 

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
18 August 2003

 

 

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Death's Head Hawkmoth

 

 

 

John Paige - Death's Head Hawkmoth

John Paige - Death's Head Hawkmoth

Death's Head Hawkmoth   (Acherontia atropos)

 

pupated on 20th September
King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
14-20 September 1991

 

 

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Elephant Hawkmoth

 

John Paige - Elephant Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 
 

 

John Paige - Elephant Hawkmoth

Elephant Hawkmoth larva (Deilephila elpenor)


Rugby, England
27th August 1969

Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor)


Tallington, Lincolnshire, England
hatched 24 May 1970

   

John Paige - Elephant Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Paige - Elephant Hawkmoth

 

 

Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor)

 

hatched 19th March 1992 from overwintered pupa
King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England

 

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Hawkmoth species

John Paige - Hawkmoth

 

Hawkmoth sp: which species?

Cameron Highlands, Malaya
16 November 1958

John Paige -  Hawkmoth

Hawkmoth sp: which species?

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
27 April 1961

John Paige -  Hawkmoth

 

Hawkmoth sp laying eggs

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
16 April 1961

Hawkmoth sp. larva: which species?

Ipoh, Perak, Malaya
07 January 1958

 

John Paige -  Hawkmoth

 

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Eyed and Poplar Hawkmoths

 

John Paige -  Eyed and Poplar Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyed Hawkmoth & Poplar Hawkmoth

(Smerinthus ocellatus & Laothoe populi)

 

Eyed Hawkmoth male hatched 22 May, female hatched 24 May mated 25 May. 47 eggs laid at end of day. Larvae hatched 06 June.
Tallington, Lincolnshire, England
May/June 1970

John Paige -  Eyed Hawkmoth

 

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

 

 

John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum)


Dunchurch, England
25 July 1941

 

John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird hawkmoth & Swallowtail
(Macroglossum stellatarum & Papilio machaon)


Fox - Amphoux, Var, France
8 July 1993r, France
08 July 1993

John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

 

feeding at valerian
Fox - Amphoux, Var, France
06/07 July 1993

 

John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth
John Paige - Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth  (Macroglossum stellatarum)

 

feeding at Astragalus lusitanicus
Finca Santa Marta, Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain
23 February 1995

Jade Hawkmoth

 

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Jade Hawkmoth

Daphinis hypothous
Cameron Highlands, Malaya
16 November 1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Paige -  Lime Hawkmoth

Lime Hawkmoth

John Paige  Lime  Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lime Hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae)


Rugby, England
25 May 1945

 

 

Lime Hawkmoth & Eyed Hawkmoth

(Mimas tiliae & Smerinthus ocellatus)


Tallington, Lincolnshire, England
hatched May 1970

 

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Oak Hawkmoth

 
John Paige -  Oak Hawkmoth

Oak Hawkmoth (Marumba quercus)


Rougan, France
05 June 1995

 

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Oleander Hawkmoth

 

Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii)


Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
17 April 1961

John Paige - Oleander Hawkmoth
 

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Poplar Hawkmoth

 

               

Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
24 June 1988

John Paige -  Poplar Hawkmoth

Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
4th August 1993

 

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Privet Hawkmoth

 
John Paige -  Privet Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privet Hawkmoth (Sphinx ligustri)


Rugby, England
03 June 1943

John Paige -  Privet Hawkmoth

 

Privet Hawkmoth larva (Sphinx ligustri)


1942

 

 

 

John Paige - Privet  Hawkmoth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Privet Hawkmoth (Sphinx ligustri)


King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
August 2003

John Paige -  Privet Hawkmoth

Privet Hawkmoths mating (Sphinx ligustri)


King's Cliffe, England
09 July 1996

 

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Spurge Hawkmoth

John Paige -  Spurge Hawkmoth

 

 

 

Spurge Hawkmoth (Hyles euphorbiae)


hatched from bought pupa
06 August 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spurge Hawkmoth larva (Hyles euphorbiae)


Rieux - en - Val, Aude, France
04 October 2003

   
 

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Striped Hawkmoth

 

 

John Paige -  Striped Hawkmoth

 

Striped Hawkmoth (Hyles livornica)


Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, Camargue, France
23 July 1949

 

 

John Paige -  Striped Hawkmoth

 

Silver-striped Hawkmoth larva (Hippotion Celerio)

 

on Keladi leaf
Ipoh, Perak, Malaya
6 May 1959

 

 

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