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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1983 / 69.009
Photo © Francis Farrow,  01/06/2014 - Sheringham (garden)

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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus
Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles and Snowberry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local.
Day-flying species feeding at tubular flowers such as Bugle, Honeysuckle etc.
Formerly Nationally Scarce, said to have decreased due to the decline of coppicing, maturation of dense stands of conifers and browsing of Honeysuckle by increased deer populations.
However, it has been very well recorded in recent years in Norfolk, with several sightings of adults feeding at flowers, especially in the Brecks.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
23/06/2024128TF63Snettisham
21/06/2024128TL79Cranwich
06/06/2024128TF70Beachamwell
29/05/2024128TF70Beachamwell
24/05/2024127TG12Buxton Heath
18/05/2024128TF71West Bilney
09/05/2024128TF71West Bilney
18/08/2023128TF62Pott Row / Sugar Fen
04/08/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
28/07/2023128TF62Pott Row / Sugar Fen
Further info: Hemaris fuciformis
 
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