Main: (Sesiidae / Sesiinae)
52.003 [B&F: 0371] Lunar Hornet Moth (Sesia bembeciformis) (Hübner, [1806])

 

Notes: Common in fens, woodland, heaths, moorland and hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, with most records in central and southern England. In Hampshire fairly well distributed, but apparently absent from the central half of northern Hampshire and the eastern quarter of southern Hampshire. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1991. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Day-flying. Mainly recorded in the larval form, but the early stages are not easy to find during the winter months; attempts to synthesise an artificial pheromone have so far proved only partially successful. Larva feeds within wood of Sallow, Poplar and Willow, over-wintering twice.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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