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Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus
Slightly smaller but even more brightly-coloured than its cousin the Elephant Hawk-moth (D. elpenor), it is however much rarer, but occurs widely in Britain. It prefers chalky districts and dry grassy localities, but is found in a range of habitats.
Another image for CarolG, thinking of you mate.
Beautiful Detail Ade
Ade, this is a stunner! I have a feeling that Carol will love it...
Lovely colour and detail. A super shot.
A splendid Elephant moth---
Beautiful image---on this community theme.
Wow, stunning capture, such a beautiful moth.....a great tribute to Carol
Such a beauty! And so well captured by you. A lovely image for Carol......Sandy
wow great shot. christine
What a beautifully coloured and marked moth Ade, such brilliant bright colours and pin sharp detail captured.
A superb shot of this specimen for Carol and the rest of us to enjoy and appreciate: fine detail and colours, Ade.
Crisp and sharp focus with a lovely exposure. Great image Ade.
Excellent capture and presentation !
A beautiful image Ade - what a fine moth!
Cracking image Ade, love the colours
One forgets how beauiful moths can be - a superb shot Ade.
What a beauty, I've never had the pleasure of seeing one. Lovely white trim along the inner wing edges accentuating the shape.
Beauty and execution exceptional. Sylvia
Probably the very best capture of this particular moth that I have EVER seen! Fantastic! Patti
Fantastic capture of this hawk moth, still missing in my collection!
An excellent capture of this colourful moth
Well done Ade - it'a a stunner mate.
Many thanks for ID-ing my Antler Moth. I can see where it gets its name.
and so deserving the awards
Like the good details and colours in this Ade, congrats on all the UA.
Wonderful detailed capture
Absolutely stunning image, Ade. Wowww...
I don't know how..................but I missed this.............until now...........wonderful detail..............
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