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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by wind1, Sep 18, 2016.
Woah, that bright
Bee on a Devil's bit Scabious
Bee on a Dahlia
Bee on a Cardoon (honest! )
Sorry about the quality of the photos - taken on a tablet and I don't have "the knack"
Bee on Plumbago
Bee on Abelia
And then whilst taking these photo's I saw this, very blurred because it was continually flapping it's wings very fast
I have searched to ID it and believe it could be a hummingbird hawk moth. I don't think I have seen one in this country before but did see some bigger ones in America a few years ago.
Here's a slightly better one. It has been out there for about 40 minutes now, keeps flying off then coming back.
A quick google says it's definitely the right colour for that moth. Shame it just wouldn't sit still
Bees on things.
Almost certainly is. I've only ever seen one in my whole life
montbretia or the proper name Crocosmia
Butterfly bush or Buddleja
They never do sit still. They warm up by hovering by a sunny wall, getting the reflected heat, rather than sitting using the wings as solar panels like most butterflies do. Moths can normally generate the heat to get going by flapping their wings.
Hummingbird hawk moths are amazing creatures.
Photo of one I got a few years ago
Thank you Rona
Wow, great catch !
Wow, fantastic shot.
It's back again! Has been busy on the same bush as yesterday for the last couple of hours, it keeps coming and going. I really wish I had the right camera equipment and skills to get a decent photo of it.
Update: There are two out there now and possibly a third. That's probably why it is coming and going so often, it's not the same one!
I've had one in a previous garden - I was sure it was a humming bird at first!
My sister boasts that she has real humming birds in her garden - but she lives in the Caribbean!
Cricket (or grasshopper) on a rose!
Bee on an Aster
Bee in an Himalayan balsam
Bee on knapweed
Different bee on knapweed