69.009 .... B&F 1983
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Status .....This day-flying moth has never been common in Nottinghamshire and it remains absent from several woodland sites which do seem suitable. For many years and following a number of records, Clumber Park remained the only site where breeding was known to occur, but singles have occasionally been reported from elsewhere. The moth is certainly present in the Rufford/Centre Parcs area and has recently (2021) been found and has bred has for the first time in the Sherwood Forest area, with both adults and eggs found in 2021. Other recent county records have come from Centre Parcs in 2018 (Hill, M.), Barnby-in-the-Willows (Beacock, O) and Thoresby Park in May 2020 (Kiemel Green, I.) and Clipstone Old Quarter and Blackpool Plantation in Sherwood Forest which represent new sites for the moth in Nottinghamshire.
Freshly emerged adult, photographed May 2019
Early stages                            
Ova/egg on Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum. Photographed at Blackpool Plantation June 1st 2021.
Newly hatched larva. Photographed at Blackpool Plantation June 6th 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2005). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2006). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Michael Blount. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Mike Hill. Indy Kiemel Greene.

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Updated May 2020

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