Sesiidae : Sesiinae

Photo © Christine Stean,  Digiscoped at Breydon Water, Norfolk 18/7/2010

Similar Norfolk Species
Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis
Lunar Hornet Moth
371 Sesia bembeciformis
(Hübner, 1806) 52.003
Norfolk status
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 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2014128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/06/2014127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
16/06/2014127TG20 - Norwich
24/07/2013128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
13/07/2013128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willows
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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