Broad Bordered Bee Hawkmoth from Portugal

Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Fonhadela, Vila Real, Portugal.
Date: 05/22/2020
Time: 02:41 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello.I have been trying to identify this moth. But I do not know if it is Hemaris fuciformis or H.thysbe. Which one have I photographed? And what is the difference between both species?
Thank you. Isabel.
How you want your letter signed:  Informal

Broad Bordered Bee Hawkmoth

We believe this is a Broad Bordered Bee Hawkmoth, Hemaris fuciformis, and not Hemaris thysbe, a new world species.  It is pictured on Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic and on where it states:  “It flies from late May to early July.”

1 thought on “Broad Bordered Bee Hawkmoth from Portugal”

  1. I believe this is the Moth that was on my flowers this late morning on 7th of August. Had a beautiful low hum of wing engine noise, and a gorgeous work ethic. What a sight!


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