Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Photo © Michael Southall,  Brecon Beacons, Wales,6/6/2021

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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1982 / 69.008

A rare and very local resident in our region. Last Staffordshire record was in 1935. A single recent Shropshire site and very recently one in Worcestershire.

A species of unimproved grassland, including damp acidic pasture but also lightly grazed calcareous grassland, acidic bogs and heath.

Active during the daytime, overwinters as a pupa.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (12%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
19/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
19/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
14/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO77
12/05/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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