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69.01 ~ 1984 ~ Humming-bird Hawk-moth ~ Macroglossum stellatarum
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

A regular visitor to the county in most years, scattered records in varying numbers.

Wingspan :  M & F, 50-58mm.

Confusion species

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Any habitat.


Lady's bedstraw, hedge bedstraw and wild madder.

Lifestage data

Larva mainly June-October. Overwinters as a adult. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon close to the ground amongst the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th Sept 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by EK, 2006, Welshpool

Photo by GW, 20th July 2014, Roundton Hill