Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis
Larva • The Netherlands • © Jeroen Voogd

69.009 BF1983
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 40-47 mm.

Another day-flying species, which prefers open woodlands and clearings, and appears in May and June.

Its distribution covers much of southern England, where it is usually local.

The greenish caterpillars feed on honeysuckle (Lonicera) and bedstraw (Galium). The young larvae create small circular holes in honeysuckle leaves, resulting in a distinctive feeding pattern, and this is often a good way to find the species.
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