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Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)

Hornet Moth
52.0020 (B&F: 370)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Cossoidea
    »Family: Sesiidae
      »Subfamily: Sesiinae
        »Tribe: Grapholitini

Nb

Presumed extinct in both halves of the county, since about the 1920's in the east and 1940's in the west. Previously native, larvae occurred sparingly in a band of colonies stretching across mid-county and in a few places in the far west. Always extremely local. The flight-time has not been recorded in Sussex but is presumed to have been from mid June to late July, as in other counties. Larvae fed on wood inside poplar, black poplar, and probably on the more commonplace introduced hybrids. (Pratt, 2011).

Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
Peasmarsh, 06 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
in cop
Peasmarsh, 06 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
in cop
Peasmarsh, 06 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
Peasmarsh, 05 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
Peasmarsh, 05 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
Peasmarsh, 05 vi 2019
Photo: David Noble
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
Hampshire, 07 vii 2013
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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