Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis
Humming-bird Hawk-moth
Macroglossum stellatarum
 
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
1982 Hemaris tityus
(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.008
Norfolk status
Rare day-flier, formerly a widespread species in the UK.
Chalk grassland, acid pastures, marshy woodland and damp moorland.

Only very old Norfolk records.
Barrett [VCH 1901] Macroglossa bombyliformis, Esp.
"Woodbastwick, Cawston, Horsford; scarce"

Recorded annually from a Norfolk/Suffolk border site (Suffolk VC26)

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 1963.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
July 1963228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/01/1961 to 31/12/1981+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
01/01/1961 to 31/12/1981+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
1961127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
1961128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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