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Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 8:41 a.m.

A very rare species, mainly in the south of Belgium.
For the time being, it is still uncertain whether this species will still occur after 2004 due to a lack of convincing criteria (photographs), although the species occurs in France very close to the Gaume.


Family: Sphingidae > Subfamily: Macroglossinae > Tribus: Dilophonotini > Genus: Hemaris > Species: Hemaris tityus
Vernacular names
Hommelvlinder (NL), Narrow-bordered Hawkmoth (EN), Le Sphinx-Bourdon, le Sphinx de la Scabieuse (FR), Skabiosenschwärmer (DE)
Hemaris bombyliformis sensu (Esper, 1780)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 22 (as Macroglossa Bombyliformis). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

To be completed. The adults fly

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Succisa pratensis and Knautia arvensis

To be completed. The larva lives on

No pictures yet!