Saunders' Bee Hawkmoth (Hemaris saundersii) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found from southern Kashmir, northern Pakistan, northern India (Himachal Pradesh) and north-eastern Afghanistan, eastwards along the Himalayan foothills of India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim) to Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. The habitat consists of scrub-jungle at 1,800 to 3,000 meters altitude.
The wingspan is 50-60 mm. It is a diurnal species. Adults are on wing in June in Kashmir and from April to May and again in July in Himachal Pradesh.
The larvae feed on Lonicera quinquelocularis in India.
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- "Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic". Tpittaway.tripod.com. http://tpittaway.tripod.com/sphinx/h_sau.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
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