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peteSpeteS Posts: 454
It's a terrible blurred picture, but can anyone ID this moth, the likes of which I've never seen before. It must have been two inches long with bright orange flashes on it's wings, a multi coloured abdomen consisting of browns reds and oranges. It had a huge proboscis which it used to probe the flowers of my Verbena bonariensis whilst hovering.


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,109
    It’s a hummingbird hawk-moth. They are lovely, aren’t they?
    🐾 East Midlands 🐾
  • B3B3 Posts: 15,495
    And impossible to photograph!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 454
    @B3...well they certainly are with a phone camera that's for sure.'s pretty sensational. Never seen it before, no idea where it came from, and probably will never see it again.
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