Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Na
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious, Small and Field Scabious.
|Year first recorded||1883||1833||2004||1987|
|Year last recorded||1883||1883||2004||1987|
|Number of records||1||2||1||2|
|Number of individuals||0||0||1||2|
For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1833.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A specimen of this species was observed both at rest and on the wing at High Batts Nature Reserve (VC64) on 13.6 and 21.6.1987 by S.P. Worwood (H&DNS Rep. 1987). There have been two other reports from the Harrogate District: one in Harrogate on 27.6.1986 by A. Mettam and one at Sutton Grange in 1987. However the insect did not settle on either occasion making a definite identification impossible. The High Batts record is the first confirmed County record since Porritt (1883-86) although there is the 'note' mentioned in the last list (YNU, 1970) of two at Helmsley (VC62) in 1944.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Last definite record in 1987 - there have been several unconfirmed recent reports of Hemaris Hawk-moths; none accompanied by a photo or specimen. There have been no recent records of Narrow-bordered in northern or eastern England and it may no longer occur in Yorkshire.