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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.008

Very local and rare in the region. Occurs in damp, low-lying grassland and on unimproved chalk downland. Historical records indicate that it was found widely but locally. Very recently, it has reappeared in the region, with a colony found on low-lying farmland in Berkshire, a single adult in a south Oxfordshire garden and a colony near Oxford.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (24%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1851.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU38
03/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU37
01/06/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP52
19/05/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP40
07/05/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSU67

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