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Lunar Hornet Moth

Sesia bembeciformis


An excellent Hornet mimic. Luckily it can be identified by the lack of a "wasp waist", plus it's hairy! Larvae overwinter twice before emergence.


Lives as a larvae in the trunks of well established Sallows and Willows. Adults are rarely seen.

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1 Comment

dominique.eghlidi 6 years ago

It's unique that there is such a difference in size between the male and female! Great capture!

Jim Swalwell
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Jim Swalwell

King's Lynn and West Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Jul 18, 2015

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