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Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
69.0080 (B&F: 1982)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
    »Family: Sphingidae
      »Subfamily: Macroglossinae
        »Tribe: Dilophonotini


This moth is a Notable Class A Red Data Book species which has been extinct in the east of the county since 1953 and presumed extinct in the west since 2000. It did occur singly in woodland rides and clearings being extremely local and distinctly irregular in appearance. Only likely to be rediscovered near the Hampshire border. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid May to mid June, sometimes to late June. The larvae feed on devil's-bit scabious. (Pratt, 2011)

Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Powerstock Common Dorset, 24 v 2010
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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