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Poplar Hawk-Moth

By Ade_Osman    
Our most common Hawk-moth, but that doesn't make them any easier to find. Distributed commonly throughout most of Britain, the adults are on the wing from May to July, the larvae feed on poplar (Populus), aspen (P. tremula) and sallow (Salix).

Back to my moths and what I know best I'm afraid rather than tweaking about in Photoshop trying to make crap images into something that I can upload. Tongue

Hedgehog Update
Well "Hodgepodge" our hardy hedgehog who should be in hibernation by now is still visiting the garden and made several visits last night, I scooped him up the other night just to check he was healthy and make sure there was nothing obvious as to why he hasn't hibernated as yet and he's fine as far as I can tell, in fact he's putting weight on quite fast, so I don't think it will be long before he finally goes down. Plenty of visits in the night by the our wild Fox who came in the garden 4 times in the night, managing to grab the fresh chicken before the local neighbourhood cats did. As always the place to visit if you want to see what goes on in our garden in the night is Ade's Hedgehog & Wildlife Cams at the moment as I speak the bird tables and feeders are being mobbed by the local Starling population.

Thanks for all your recent comments on my work, hope everyone has a great Sunday.......Ade

Tags: General Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Poplar Hawk-moth Lepidotera

Voters: rontear, annettep38, zapar40 and 46 more

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
11 Nov 2012 10:22AM
They are beautiful Ade, as seen here.

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Nov 2012 10:25AM
Excellent capture, I bet it didn't sit still for longer than .2 seconds.
Yes , I know how long it takes me to get one!
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
11 Nov 2012 10:29AM
lovely detail Ade.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Nov 2012 10:39AM
A beauty, Ade, not spotted one here this year Sad Carol
11 Nov 2012 12:08PM
Lovely against the yellow flower.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Nov 2012 12:17PM
Back to basics today Ade, this is a fine example of this type of moth, the detail and clarity are exemplarary. You have some competition in this field now mateSmile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
11 Nov 2012 12:33PM
Looks like the moth version of a stealth bomber, Ade..perhaps this is where they got the idea from?

Sounds like your garden is the in-place to be seen at present..anyone who is anything in the world of Nature frequents Ade's PlaceGrin

9 10 10 England
11 Nov 2012 12:51PM
Excellent as ever Ade. Just checked the cam but it's all quiet on the western front at the moment. Love being able to look in sinceI got my new laptop.Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Nov 2012 1:13PM
Stunning Ade.


taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Nov 2012 1:55PM
I like how he is situated on the flowers-- well done!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 3:05PM
Another fine capture here Ade!
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 4:04PM
What a great one Ade, love the flower in the frame, superb!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 Nov 2012 6:10PM
A great wingspan

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Nov 2012 7:02PM
Stunning capture Ade. Well spotted.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:14PM
Excellent capture of a beautiful insect
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:53PM
Great photo Ade, wonderful colours and detail as always
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:30PM
first class picture love the yellows and the moth is the icing on the cake - thanks for the hog update
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
11 Nov 2012 8:30PM
Perfectly poised on the flower Ade.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:08PM
Stunning moth, Ade, perching perfectly on the charlock.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 10:51PM
beautiful capture... I`m going to cornwall to watch thousands of starlings come in to roost on thursday.. cant wait..
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
12 Nov 2012 12:22PM
Great,Ade liked what you have been uploading but have to say missed you insect shot so keep em coming

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:43PM
A great capture Ade and well detailed

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