Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus
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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1983 / 69.009

Norfolk status
Local.
Day-flying species feeding at tubular flowers such as Bugle, Honeysuckle etc.
Formerly Nationally Scarce, said to have decreased due to the decline of coppicing, maturation of dense stands of conifers and browsing of Honeysuckle by increased deer populations.
However, it has been very well recorded in recent years in Norfolk, with several sightings of adults feeding at flowers, especially in the Brecks.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
06/06/2024128TF70Beachamwell
29/05/2024128TF70Beachamwell
24/05/2024127TG12Buxton Heath
18/05/2024128TF71West Bilney
09/05/2024128TF71West Bilney
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Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles and Snowberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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