69.010 .... B&F 1984
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Once regarded as being rare, the Hummingbird Hawk-moth has become an increasingly regular migrant to Nottinghamshire over recent years. Records peak in August and September, following arrival in June and early July. Red Valerian is a great attractant to this day-flying moth and to date, we have recorded around 100 individuals in the county since 2005.
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Photographed at Market Warsop July 16th 2010
 
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Photographed at Market Warsop September 12th 2014
 
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Photographed at Eakring village September 21st 2006
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hummingbird Hawk-moth
 
The accompanying graph is produced from our own 95 records and shows that the first Hummingbird Hawk-moths can be expected to arrive in June or early July. Peak numbers of return migrants, move through from mid-August through to the first week of October.
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The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Pauline Bradford. Andy Boroff. Darren Matthews. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Oliver Lockett. Robert and Jill Carlyle.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2016

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