Caterpillars munch on:
Adults feed on a range of flowers including:
Humming-bird Hawk-moths are migrants, most of whom fly into the UK from Southern Europe and North Africa. Occasionally, instead of flying away again, the adult moths will stay for the winter, hibernating in unheated outbuildings as well as hollows in trees and walls.
There is even more about this species on the main Butterfly Conservation website
Humming-bird Hawk-moths are thought to be a sign of good luck and a small swarm was seen crossing the English Channel on D-Day.