Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Photo © Graham Moates,  Attleborough 02/03/2019

Immature stages

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Lunar Hornet Moth
Sesia bembeciformis
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Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis

(Clerck, 1759) 52.002/370
Norfolk status
As large as a true Hornet, but yellower and lacks the wasp-waist.
Overwinters two or three times as larva.
Open woodland, parks, poplar plantations.

Considered a common and widespred species in Norfolk. Searching by looking for exit holes and old cocoons can be done any time of the year. Adults can be found at rest on Poplar trunks after emergence, usually early morning, on cool, cloudy days. (7am - 8.30am)

Pheromone attractants: api New: hor
Pheromone activity times: 7:30-10:30.
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Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/03/2019827TM18 - Diss
03/03/2019+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/03/2019527TM08 - Banham/Lopham
02/03/2019327TM09 - Attleborough
16/02/2019+27TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
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Forewing: 17-21mm.
Season: Mid June-July (Aug)
Foodplant:   Black-poplar, Aspen, other poplars
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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