Friday, May 12, 2006

First Hawk of the Year

Another warm day but followed by a clear cool night with a full moon. No surprises at the small catch then: 4 Muslin Moths, a Common Quaker, a White-shouldered House Moth and a Eudonia angustea plus the beasts pictured below.

Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae

Cockchafer (May Bug) Melolontha melolontha

Nikon Coolpix P4

1 comment:

Noli me tangere said...

Your lime hawk is sooooo beautiful! I had my first hawk-moth on thursday, it was a big, fat and sleepy poplar hawk-moth (Laothoe populi). But I'm rather be proud of this swallowtail:
and this crab spider -??? I'm not sure in its English name, in Hungarian we call it "hugging spider" because of its open "arms"- (Misumena vatia)
and this baton blue (Pseudophilotes baton):

I always get so many inspirations from your pics!