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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1982 / 69.008

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species in the British Isles, the larva feeding on devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis). In Dorset, the species appears to have declined in parallel with the reduction in unimproved wetland and unimproved grassland across the country. Historically, the moth has been recorded in a wide range of localities across the county, but at the time of writing, only a handful of colonies persist. The species is rather difficult to locate in all its stages, even where the... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2019+9ST50 Halstock
10/05/201919SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
10/05/201919SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
12/05/201649SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
04/06/2015+9ST50 Halstock

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