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 (December 2018), we have recorded approximatey 200 individuals since 2005.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 16th 2010
Photographed at Market Warsop September 12th 2014
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.
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 Borroff. Darren Matthews. Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Oliver Lockett. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Pauline Bradford. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Phil Cadman. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Robert Along Emarton. Paul Naylor. Dee Burrows. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece.

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 August 2021

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