Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A specimen of this species was observed both at rest and on the wing at High Batts Nature Reserve (VC64) on 13.6 and 21.6.1987 by S. P. Worwood (H&DNS Rep. 1987). There have been two other reports from the Harrogate District: one in Harrogate on 27.6.1986 by A. Mettam and one at Sutton Grange in 1987. However the insect did not settle on either occasion making a definite identification impossible. The High Batts record is the first confirmed County record since Porritt (1883-86) although there is the 'note' mentioned in the last list (YNU, 1970) of two at Helmsley (VC62) in 1944.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last definite record in 1987 - there have been several unconfirmed recent reports of Hemaris Hawk-moths; none accompanied by a photo or specimen. There have been no recent records of Narrow-bordered in northern or eastern England and it may no longer occur in Yorkshire.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 5 (3%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1833. Last Recorded in 2004. Additional Stats