Hummingbird hawk moth
Small chilli Offline
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This needs to be in the what made you happy thread & wildlife photos thread. So it can have it’s very own little corner here. 
I’ve not seen one of these beautiful moths for over 10 years. So I was delighted to spot one feeding on my Buddleia This afternoon. 

Even happier that I got a half descent photo of it.

   
Isle of Mull
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Gorgeous moth and super photo!
While seeing them often I only got a decent photo last year. Do you think when they get home at night they enjoy the quiet after that constant humming?!
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I imagine the neighbours telling than to keep the noise down. Wink
Amazing photo, SC. Not sure that I've ever seen one.
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It's lovely. I'm a big moth fan.

I saw real hummingbirds in New Hampshire last year (which was amazing), but don't think I've seen a hummingbird moth.
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Excellent photo! I've seen a lime hawkmoth, but it was just sitting around at the base of a lime tree - nothing like as spectacular as yours.
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JJB Offline
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On the subject of moths, found this beauty last summer hanging on the GH shading

   
I'm not aging, I just need re-potting.
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awesome photo - they enjoy our honesty flowers here, but only see them a couple times a year. First time was 3 years ago, and as it was near my bird feeding area, I was convinced at first it was an actual Humming Bird
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(09-08-2020, 09:33 AM)JJB Wrote: On the subject of moths, found this beauty last summer hanging on the GH shading


Looks like an elephant hawk moth
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Yeah elephant hawk moth. Very nice. I’ve only ever seen there caterpillars.
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