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1983 ~ Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth ~ Hemaris fuciformis
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B S,EC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. A rare and very local species that's only been recorded twice in the county. It hasn't been recorded since 1970 (only limited recorder information available). Probably extinct.

Wingspan :  M & F, 46-52mm.

Confusion species

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Humming-bird Hawk-moth.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Rides and clearings in woodland and heathland..

Foodplant

Mainly wild honeysuckle, but also cultivated honeysuckle and snowberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa just below the soil. Larva late June-August.
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