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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1983 / 69.009

A very rare resident. A single record from Chartley Moss in Staffordshire in 2002.

A species of rides, clearings and edges of woodland.

Adult active in the sunshine, larva overwinters as a pupa.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2002.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles and Snowberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/20021VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
16/06/20021VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
1997+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
1996+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
1995+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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