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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1983 / 69.009
Photo © Rob Lee,  Holt CP 10/05/2014

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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris tityus
Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles and Snowberry.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Day-flying species feeding at tubular flowers such as Bugle, Honeysuckle etc.
Much decreased due to the decline of coppicing, maturation of dense stands of conifers and browsing of Honeysuckle by increased deer populations.
Stronghold in the Brecks.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
30/06/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/06/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
22/06/2020228TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
22/06/2020127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
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