HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTH Macroglossum stellatarum
Irregular migrant but appears to be coming more frequent in recent years.
Scottish Status: Regular immigrant, has bred -  more frequent since 1980. UK Status: Migrant
UK distribution shows a large increase since 1970 (cf: Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths)
Photograph © Calvin Wilson
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: 26th May to 17th September


MAP: blue dots last record 2000 to 2009; red dots last record 2010 to 2019
green dots last record 2020 to present

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