Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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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.

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 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -
11/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -
11/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -
11/06/20183VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -
11/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -

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