Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus
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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1983 / 69.009

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern England, the larva feeding on honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum). In Dorset, the species is head-quartered across the Bagshot Sands region where it colonises woodland edges on damp or humid heath particularly where honeysuckle hangs from trees and scrub. Elsewhere, larvae have been found on the sandy soil on Pentridge Hill in the far north-east of the county. It remains to be seen whether the 'Bee Hawks' seen flying along woodland edges at... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles and Snowberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
22/06/201929SY79 Puddletown
10/06/201919SY98 Wareham
06/06/201919SY98 Wareham
05/05/201919SY98 Wareham

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