Broad-bordered Bee Hawk fuciformis larvae

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk fuciformis larvae
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk fuciformis larvae
Availability: Summer
Price: £12.95
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Description

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk  Hemaris  fuciformis Larvae

 

A very difficult species to obtain as eggs and larvae. Sent out in June, supplies will be limited. Larval foodplant is Honeysuckle. Not difficult to rear. Hibernation is in the pupal stage. The moth emerges with a thin layer of grey scales on the wings. Remarkably, on its first flight, the scales are shed, leaving transparent bee-like wings.