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Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Hemaris fuciformis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Sphingidae subfamily Macroglossinae tribe Dilophonotini subtribe Hemarina genus Hemaris → species Hemaris fuciformis

Species name(s)

Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758) = Sphinx fuciformis Linnaeus, 1758 = Sphinx variegata Allioni, 1766 = bombyliformis (sensu Ochsenheimer, 1808) = Macroglossa milesiformis Treitschke, 1834 = Macroglossa lonicerae Zeller, 1869 = Macroglossa caprifolii Zeller, 1869 = Macroglossa robusta Alphéraky, 1882 = Hemaris simillima Moore, 1888 = heynei (Bartel, 1898) = circularis (Stephan, 1924) = Haemorrhagia fuciformis jordani Clark, 1927 = musculus Wagner, 1919 = rebeli Anger, 1919 = minor Lambillion, 1920 = obseleta Lambillion, 1920 = jakutana Derzhavets, 1984.

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky*; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

22—24 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Hemaris fuciformis)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - up to 2.4 cm. Externally noticed similarities withHemaris tityus- skabiozovym revelers, but the latter medial cell forewing vein is not divided, and at first - is divided. Besides interesting hobotnika rear wings, which is unusually small compared to the front. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Lower Volga (?) Prealtay, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Okhotsk, North Urals, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - the whole of Europe with a priority of its central part. Mountains at an altitude of 2000 m. Limit the spread of butterflies in the first temperature factor, so that in the hot years it can be seen on a much larger area than in cold. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • It flies from late May to early July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Places volley - Solar, suhiem habitat clearing in coniferous forests, the southern slopes of the mountains, along a small water bodies. Hobotniki resemble bumblebees not only appearance, but also the habit of collecting nectar from flowers in the midday hours. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Larva zhvit from July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, Knautia. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Honeysuckle, snowberry branched. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Just as the adult butterfly, like her cousin skobiozovuyu. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Hemaris fuciformis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svyatoslav Knyazev, Yury Sokolkov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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