Sphingidae : Macroglossinae
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Humming-bird Hawk-moth
Macroglossum stellatarum

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1984 / 69.010
Photo © Damian Money,  South Gare VC62 19th June 2022

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread migrant/wanderer.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A regular migrant with several being reported in the County in most years although, as with many immigrants, most frequently near the coast. Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64 and known to have bred in South Yorkshire in 1976 (JRB pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Numbers of this migrant have increased significantly in the last ten years, the best being 347 records in 2006 and 198 in 2011. In some years there have been records in March and April suggesting over-wintering. There have not been many reports of larvae, the most recent being at Malham and Spurn in 2006.

Recorded in 179 (90%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 20-24mm.
Flight: April - December (mostly August - September)
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws, Wild Madder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2022165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
25/10/2022161TA02 - Hessle
19/10/2022165SE29 - Catterick
11/10/2022163SK49 - Rotherham
10/10/2022162SE78 - Pickering (W)
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