Sesiidae : Sesiinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis
Upload a Photo
 
Lunar Hornet Moth
Sesia bembeciformis

(Hübner, 1806) 371 / 52.003

A resident, generally distributed across the region. The introduction of a pheromone lure in 2020 has greatly altered our knowledge of its abundance. It has been found to be much commoner and widespread than once thought.

Larvae are found in the living wood of a variety of willow species.

Rarely seen but comes readily to the new pheromone lure.

Note Similar to Hornet Moth but distinguished by its black shoulder patches and head and yellow collar.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Sallows, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Hornet Moth  |  Welsh Clearwing >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
17/07/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18

We need your records!
Do you have records of Lunar Hornet Moth?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of West Midlands Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership

westmidlandsmoths
   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
   
Click County for Details...

  Immature   Adult
Show Details | 1990 to 2022 | 2000 to 2022 | Graph Key
© WestMidlandsMoths.co.uk 2024 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy