One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small day-flying hawkmoth with partly transparent wings, resembling a bumblebee and hovering at flowers to feed.
Genus Hemaris, family Sphingidae: several species
- ‘The bee hawkmoth tended to fly in the same direction between successive visits.’
- ‘Easily distinguished from other western Palaearctic bee hawkmoths in that the wings remain fully scaled.’
- ‘Silver-washed fritillary and speckled wood occur in the woodland and the narrow-bordered bee hawkmoth has been recorded.’
- ‘The Bee Hawkmoth looks remarkably like a Bumble Bee which as you can imagine has helped its survival a great deal.’
- ‘2005 season: Narrow-bordered bee hawkmoth has been seen. 15 larval webs of small eggar recorded.’
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