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Sesia apiformis (Hornet Moth)

Synonyms: Aegeria brunnea; Aegeria caflischi; Aegeria rhodanis; Sphinx crabroniformis; Sphinx sireciformis; Sphinx tenebrioniforme; Sphinx vespa; Sphinx vespiformis

Wikipedia Abstract

The hornet moth or hornet clearwing (Sesia apiformis) is a large bulky moth. Adults resemble a large hornet - the wingspan is 33–48 mm., the abdomen has yellow banding. After emergence, most of the wing scales are lost revealing the transparent wing membrane.
View Wikipedia Record: Sesia apiformis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Affluents brabançons de la Senne (Braine-l'Alleud; Braine-le-Château; Ittre; Tubize) 1749 Belgium  
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[1]
Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)2
Acronicta leporina (miller)3
Acronicta megacephala (Poplar Grey)3
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)2
Ancylis laetana2
Brachylomia viminalis (Minor Shoulder-knot)2
Catocala nupta (Red Underwing moth)2
Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)3
Clostera curtula (Chocolate-tip)3
Clostera pigra (Small Chocolate-tip)3
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)2
Cryptorhynchus lapathi2
Dorytomus dejeani2
Epinotia nisella2
Furcula bifida3
Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)2
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)2
Gypsonoma sociana2
Hedya salicella2
Ipimorpha subtusa (Olive)2
Lamia textor2
Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk-moth)3
Leucoma salicis (White Satin Moth)3
Lobophora halterata (Seraphim)2
Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border Moth)2
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)2
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)2
Orthosia populeti (Lead-coloured Drab)2
Parastichtis suspecta2
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)3
Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)3
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)3
Pterostoma palpina3
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)3
Rheumaptera undulata2
Saperda carcharias3
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)3
Smerinthus ocellata2
Tethea ocularis (Figure of Eighty)2
Tethea or (Poplar Lutestring)3
Xanthia icteritia (Sallow)2




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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