Family: Sphingidae Sub-family: Macroglossinae
1984 * Hummingbird Hawk-moth * Macroglossum stellatarum
Flight time: Recorded from March-November, mainly June-October.
Day-flying, usually in sunshine
Habitat: Can be found in all habitats but most frequent near south and east coasts
Larvae mainly feed on Bedstraws, also found on Wild Madder
Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Macroglossum stellatarum
The Gearagh and Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011