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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)

Habitat

Any habitat.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

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

Photo by GW, 20th July 2014, Roundton Hill