Hemaris fuciformis

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Hemaris fuciformis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Hemaris
Species: H. fuciformis
Binomial name
Hemaris fuciformis
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
  • Sphinx fuciformis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Sphinx variegata Allioni, 1766
  • Macroglossa robusta Alphéraky, 1882
  • Macroglossa milesiformis Treitschke, 1834
  • Macroglossa lonicerae Zeller, 1869
  • Macroglossa caprifolii Zeller, 1869
  • Hemaris simillima Moore, 1888
  • Hemaris fuciformis rebeli Anger, 1919
  • Hemaris fuciformis obsoleta Lambillion, 1920
  • Hemaris fuciformis musculus Wagner, 1919
  • Hemaris fuciformis minor Lambillion, 1920
  • Hemaris fuciformis jakutana (Derzhavets, 1984)
  • Haemorrhagia fuciformis jordani Clark, 1927
  • Haemorrhagia fuciformis circularis Stephan, 1924
  • Macroglossa bombyliformis heynei Bartel, 1898

Hemaris fuciformis, known as the broad-bordered bee hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in North Africa, Europe (except Northern Scandinavia) and Central and Eastern Asia.

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The wingspan is 38–48 millimetres (1.5–1.9 in). The moth flies from April to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on honeysuckle and Galium species.


  • Hemaris fuciformis fuciformis
  • Hemaris fuciformis pseudodentata Dubatolov, 2003 (Kopetdagh Mountains)[2]

Similar species[edit]

Hemaris tityus Hemaris fuciformis has a much broader marginal band to the wings and the discal cell forewing divided longitudinally by a fold.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "A new subspecies of Hemaris fuciformis from the Kopetdagh Mountains in Southern Turkmenistan" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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