Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

There are plenty more migrant insects coming in at the moment. In addition to the 4 Diamond-back moths in last night's moth trap and at least 10 Silver Ys nectaring at bramble and Red Valerian at dusk this Hummingbird Hawk-moth was using the valerian in the afternoon.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum


Nikon CP P4

2 comments:

Roger B. said...

There seem to be a lot of hummingbird hawkmoths around at the moment. I was surprised to see one in South Cumbria in mid-June. I've only ever seen them in late summer before, most frequently in Cornwall.

Tim said...

Super cool pictures. I just saw a hummingbird hawkmoth at my butterfly bushes the other day.
Tim