Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Humming-bird Hawk-moth
Macroglossum stellatarum

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.010

A common, widespread and increasing immigrant occurring every year across the region, but seldom found in the larval stage. Late winter records of adults from early February onwards strongly suggest overwintering but could in some cases be due to immigration.

Recorded in 70 (90%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws, Wild Madder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU78
27/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU59
26/10/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
25/10/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP73
22/10/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP73

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