Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Hemaris aksana
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemaris aksana
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Atlas bee hawkmoth (Hemaris aksana) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from the Middle and High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The habitat consists of flower-rich meadows between 1,300 and 2,500 meters.
The wingspan is 44–51 mm. It is a diurnal species. Although mimicking a bumble bee in coloration, its flight is much more rapid and agile. Adults are on wing in March, June and August. At higher altitude, the flight period is the latter half of May or June. Here, there is generally one generation per year, although a partial second generation may occur in August.
The larvae have been recorded feeding on Scabiosa species.
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