Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Humming-bird Hawk-moth
Macroglossum stellatarum

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1984 / 69.010

A well-known migrant, found all over the region but in varying numbers from year to year.

Could turn up anywhere but often seen in gardens where it visits a variety of flowers.

Overwinters as an adult in places like unheated sheds, garages or in crevices in bark.

Recorded in 124 (89%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: April - December (mostly August - September)
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws, Wild Madder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
14/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
30/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
18/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
17/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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