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Pine Hawk Moth Caterpillar 1

By pamelajean
The largest caterpillars in the British Isles are members of the Sphingidae, the hawk moth family.
Sphinx pinastri, the pine hawk moth, is also referred to scientifically as Hyloicus Pinastri.

It's a fairly nondescript greyish member of the hawk moths, but the larvae of this moth is more colourful than the grey-brown adult.

This caterpillar's food plants include the needles of Scots Pine, but occasionally Cedar of Lebanon, Swiss pine, Siberian pine, Maritime Pine and Norway Spruce.
The caterpillar can be found from late June to mid-September.

Many thanks for all the votes, views, splendid comments and most welcome awards for my rhododendronsSmile.


Tags: Insect Lepidoptera Hyloicus pinastri Wildlife and nature Herbivore Segmented body Sphingidae tubular worm-like macrolepidoptera Sphinx pinastri

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16 Oct 2019 2:54PM
Great macro capture, Dave.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
16 Oct 2019 2:57PM
Caught in the actSmile They are big!
16 Oct 2019 3:00PM
Excellent capture Pamela, you've captured some great detail,
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
16 Oct 2019 3:28PM
Looks like he has eaten his fill Pamela.
Nice simple but complimentary bg.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
16 Oct 2019 3:29PM
Beautiful capture Pamela.
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
16 Oct 2019 3:48PM
I think he/she is trying to work where to go next. Beautiful capture with great details and colours plus the bland background to show it off to advantage.
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2019 4:15PM
Lovely detail!
12 10 10 England
16 Oct 2019 4:17PM
Fantastic detail captured here.
Wonderful study. Closely detailed in an interesting pose. Superb work GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
16 Oct 2019 6:18PM
Splendid capture and nice to have all the information about the subject too. Debs
hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
16 Oct 2019 6:21PM
A superb macro study...

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2019 6:59PM
Excellent detail of this amazing creature.

KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
16 Oct 2019 7:11PM
This is a gorgeous photo - I love the colours and details you've captured!
16 Oct 2019 7:43PM
Stunning detail and colour, Pamela.SmileSmile
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2019 8:20PM
Wonderful colour & details, Superb...
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Oct 2019 8:24PM
/a most excellent portrait in all ways!
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2019 8:45PM
Fabulous colour and detail - uncluttered b/g.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
16 Oct 2019 9:30PM
That's a beauty Pamela - the perfect moment - great detail and colours.
16 Oct 2019 9:56PM
Beautifully taken.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2019 10:38PM
Wow! Pamela.. that is an amazing shot!
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
17 Oct 2019 5:42AM
Wow.....amazing shot...have another award
17 Oct 2019 7:29AM
Now how do I get across here?

If he could scratch his head he would I'm sure.

fentiger 20 920 24 England
17 Oct 2019 9:01AM
Top class macro photography ~ well done!

17 Oct 2019 11:34AM
Great worl
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2019 11:43AM
Superb colour and detail, excellent image.
clicknimagine Plus
11 878 105 India
17 Oct 2019 12:10PM
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2019 12:36PM
i just love nat7ure superb shot and well found too
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Oct 2019 3:50PM
Well, it's not hairy, but it is beautifully marked. And beautifully captured too, Pamela - just have to give you another Award 🏆👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2019 7:44PM
Very special capture Pam, beautiful shot...
Well deserved awards... Sorry I have none left... Isabel GrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
14 799 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2019 8:12PM
Never before seen one Pam, so it a pleasure to view yours. Superb sharp and detailed capture
26 Oct 2019 1:17PM
this is a superb shot. Thanks for the UA for my Amsterdam shot
Beautifully captured, interesting info too.
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 4:46PM
Superb shot, Pamela - I missed this when you posted it as I was away on holiday - just catching up on what I missed!
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
6 Dec 2019 5:42PM
Great photo!

DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2020 3:23PM
No surprise you have so many awards for this stunning macro image Pamela. Sorry I have only just seen it.
Regards, Don

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