Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Lunar Hornet Moth
Sesia bembeciformis
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Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis

(Clerck, 1759) 370 / 52.002

Morley's Final Catalogue: Throughout the whole of high Suffolk, where the bases of the best-grown black-poplars display their ravages.

Recent Suffolk status: Common, found at most sites where Poplars occur.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in summer.

Identification: Bright yellow head distinguishes it from the similar Lunar Hornet clearwing.

Habitats: Wetlands, woodland, gardens, parks.

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2023226TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
13/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
13/07/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
01/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: Mid June-July (Aug)
Foodplant:   Black-poplar, Aspen, other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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