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narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris tityus

Closely mimicking a bumblebee, this is one of two similar species occurring in Britain. It appears in May and June and is a lively day-flier, visiting various flowers. Frequenting marshy woodland and damp moorland, it has a wide distribution in Britain, but is generally quite scarce. Image: Anne Sorbes (iNaturalist).

Find out more: iNaturalist, UK Moths, Suffolk Moths