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Hummingbird Hawk Moth or a small heli!

By annettep38  
big fat helicopter moth I had called it..taken in the garden a couple of weeks ago
correct name found by Karen FB many thanks

Tags: Flowers Macro Moth Hummingbird hawk moth Wildlife and nature

Voters: nikshot, lobski, bobsmithuk and 9 more

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nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 5:52PM
No idea what he is but i love his face. I expect the bug boys & girls will tell you..... Nick

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lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
18 Jul 2011 5:59PM
Wow. Nice wing capture and well spotted. No idea too!

Fred Grin
18 Jul 2011 6:03PM
A humming bird
18 Jul 2011 6:37PM
Brilliant macro and excellent timing!
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
18 Jul 2011 7:58PM
A Hummingbird Hawk Moth - very difficult to capture! Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2011 7:59PM

Quote:A humming bird

great answer bobGrinGrin
they haven't been spotted in the west of France before Wink
sorry Karen, saw your definition after I had posted, your name is perfectly right... just looked it up in wikipedia thank you so much
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Jul 2011 7:25AM
Just popped back to see version 2! Smile It looks like you had quite a challenge - not only trying to capture a moth which zooms around with no regular pattern, but it looks very dark under this shrub (you've done brilliantly to capture it as you have!). These little moths are so pretty and very distinctive. The UK get them occasionally, but it's been several years since I've seen one in my area (mid Devon)!

P.S. If you'd like to see a few images from EPZ, pop 'Hummingbird Hawk Moth' in the 'Search Gallery' box at the top of the page! Smile
19 Jul 2011 4:52PM
Well captured in the hover Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Jul 2011 6:15PM
thanks for the hint Karen, I didn't know you could actually search for names like that! I am pretty new to this and wow, there are many terrific photos about. I also found this:
a French moth enthusiast apparently he spends a lot of time looking out for rare insects.
I d admit that the second photo is only a 1:1 crop, I didn't have the right lens at the moment, just used what was on the camera!

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