Hemaris tityusForewing length: 18 – 21mm
This compact moth flies like the Hummingbird Hawkmoth, hovering to feed at flowers. Its transparent wings are edged in very dark grey (the Broad-Bordered Bee Hawk-moth has red edges to the wings).
May to July.
Laval Food plant
Devil’s-bit Scabious, occasionally other scabious species.
Unimproved grassland, downland, dry heathland