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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. [9, 10]

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

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


  • 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].
  • 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].
  • 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].
  • 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].

Imago 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].

General 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].

Imago lifespan

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

General info about Larva

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

Larva food plants / other food objects

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

Larva lifespan

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

Subspecies of Hemaris fuciformis


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