Entry from British & World English dictionary
A small day-flying hawkmoth with partly transparent wings, resembling a bumblebee and hovering at flowers to feed.
- Genus Hemaris, family Sphingidae: several species.
- The Bee Hawkmoth looks remarkably like a Bumble Bee which as you can imagine has helped its survival a great deal.
- The bee hawkmoth tended to fly in the same direction between successive visits.
- Silver-washed fritillary and speckled wood occur in the woodland and the narrow-bordered bee hawkmoth has been recorded.
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