The UK's smallest Hawker, emerging before other Hawkers in May. It has a distinctly hairy thorax (see photos), oval spots on each abdominal segment and a long, thin pterostigma.
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Encyclopedia of British Insects
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Chequered Skipper Butterfly||Carterocephalus palaemon||
The Chequered Skipper is easily identified and beautifully marked with it's upper wings of... more
|Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth||Hemaris fuciformis||
The Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth has reddish-brown bands on the wings and abdomen but this may... more
|Gold Spangle||Autographa bractea||
Forewing is plain, dark-reddish clouded with dull pinkish brown or sometimes greyish-brown.... more
|Clouded Buff||Diacrisia sannio||
The clear differences between the male and female of this moth led them to be originally... more
|Cistus Forester||Adscita geryon||
One of three similar species, this iridescent green moth can be difficult to distinguish from... more