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Hummingbird Hawk Moth


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#1    dreamer861

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

Hiya...saw one of these in the garden for the first time ever today...aren't they rare in Britain and especially this early?

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#2    Samael

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

Technically, hummingbird hawkmoths are not native to Britain at all. I saw some in Germany a couple of years ago.

Then, slightly fewer years ago, I was in the garden and I realised that there was a hummingbird hawk moth drinking nectar out of the roses. I was gobsmacked. But they're becoming increasingly common in Blighty. It's most likely a by-product of 'global warming.'

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Edited by Mister E., 29 March 2007 - 09:53 PM.

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#3    airika

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:58 PM

I must admit, I had never heard of these.  I looked them up, and for all the others that have no idea what they look like, here's a picture.


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:25 AM


a beautiful pic airika !
a most unique moth -


           

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:52 AM

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a beautiful pic airika !
a most unique moth -
i have seen them a lotin florida they fly very fast and are very beautiful to watch they come out mostly late evening.




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Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

HYBRID!!!!!


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:42 AM

I have them, White lined sphinx hummingbird moths, I think?


I took this one a couple of weeks ago, here in the desert~

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