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1983 Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth, Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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National Status: Nb

A resident moth which is in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. It usually occurs sparingly but it is occasinally fairly common in woodland glades and rides; larvae are sometimes common. Only patchily distributed in the county and currently entirely missing from large areas. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in numbers and in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week in May to the third week of June. Larvae feed on wild honeysuckle and the introduced new zealand honeysuckle. (Pratt, 2011)

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Vert Wood, v 1986 Photo: Bob Eade

Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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