Sesiidae : Sesiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Jim Swalwell,  18/07/2015 - Titchwell RSPB

Similar Norfolk Species
Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis
 
Lunar Hornet Moth
Sesia bembeciformis

(Hübner, 1806) 52.003/371
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Habitats where the foodplant occurs.
Similar to Hornet Moth, but smaller with black head and shoulders.
Adults rarely seen, as no pheromone lure available, but can be found by day in early mornings freshly emerged from Willow trunks.
Overwinters twice as larva.

There are records from a wide scatter of locations around the county, and could occur wherever there are reasonably long established sallows or osiers.

Pheromone attractants: none?
Pheromone activity times: 8:00-12:00.

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2016228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/07/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
18/07/2015228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/07/2015227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
10/07/2015128TF64 - Hunstanton
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willows
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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