Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Hemaris tityusPhotoForewing 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). 

Flight Period
May to July. 

Laval Food plant
Devil’s-bit Scabious, occasionally other scabious species. 

Unimproved grassland, downland, dry heathland 

Wiltshire Status