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Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
69.0090 (B&F: 1983)


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

Nb

A resident moth which is in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. It usually occurs sparingly but it is occasinally fairly common in woodland glades and rides; larvae are sometimes common. Only patchily distributed in the county and currently entirely missing from large areas. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in numbers and in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week in May to the third week of June. Larvae feed on wild honeysuckle and the introduced new zealand honeysuckle. (Pratt, 2011)

Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vert Wood, v 1986
Photo: Bob Eade
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vert Wood, v 1986
Photo: Bob Eade
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Park Corner Heath, 04 vi 2008
Photo: Mick Sinden
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Botany Bay, 15 vii 2012
Photo: Sherie New

Distribution at 1km scale

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Phenology (larval)

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