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Bee or Moth?

Observed: 10th June 2011 By: Becky WilliamsonBecky Williamson’s reputation in InvertebratesBecky Williamson’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bee or Moth?

We saw this insect on our nature ramble along the north coast of the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides. I'm pretty sure it's a bumble bee, but not sure what species. It's also been suggested it's a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, which I've never seen before, but am pretty sure it's a bee, not a moth. Any ideas?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris tityus) interacts


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I'm pretty sure it's a moth

I'm pretty sure it's a moth but it doesn't look right for the usual Hummingbird Hawk-moth...

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire!/ShropshireBAP

Becky Williamson's picture

Hemaris tityus

I'm pretty sure it's the Hemaris tityus and very excited as I've never seen one before. Thanks folks!