Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Immature stages

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Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis
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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 25 (36%) 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
06/04/2019627TM17 - Scole
14/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
03/09/2017328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/07/2017128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
07/07/2017127TG14 - Sheringham
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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