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Wish I could get a decent photo !
I'll keep tryin'...
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This site had some wonderful Hummingbird Moth PIcs
Errrrr - despite what the titles say on this page - these are not Hummingbird moths (or Hummingbird Hawkmoths which this thread is referring to).
The photos show a species of Hawkmoth (Or Sphinx Moths as they are called in the US) and it looks like a Silver Striped Hawkmoth.
It is most definitely not a Hummingbird (Hawk) Moth. Unfortunately, the soubriquet "Hummingbird Moth" seems to have been applied to any kind of moth that hovers whilst feeding wheras in fact there is only one true Hummingbird Hawkmoth
THIS is much closer to home!
Yes - that's the beastie and a great photo too!
Haven't seen one at all this year ;o(
I haven't seen one this year either. A pity as I was hoping to get some good shots with my better camera. Lepidoptera generally seem to be very down this year.
Only seen the one, which had over-wintered here. I think the weather conditions were wrong for any visitors from France and there still aren't many "Natives"
Lucky you Brian, what plants are attracting it?
Graham, it was in Spring and was feeding on Lithospernum (Now sometimes classified as Lithodora) Heavenly Blue
Its an excellent plant for butterflies and bees and loves hot, dry & sunny locations
Thanks Brian I'll have to look that one up in my garden book.
Seen a hummingbird moth on butterfly bush in my garden in Stoke-on-Trent, was fascinated to find out because ive not seen one in this country before. Watched it hovering around the tree using its probosis tongue.
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