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Elephant Hawk Moth

Hi all, I'm new around here, I introduced myself yesterday on the fruit & veg forum.

Just thought I'd pop in here to post this. I came across this handsome beast this afternoon when dividing my chives.

I expect most of you will have seen one, but here he is anyway image

 

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I released it into the wilderness at the bottom of the garden

 

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    very handsomeimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,758

    Lovely - thanks for sharing image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Havent seen one for ages image
  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

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    Here's what it'll grow into, was on my laurel hedge, last year. Photo doesn't do it justice, they are beautiful.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

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  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    and quite rare, I believe. image 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Not rare hereimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,163

    Terrific pix! I think they look quite sad as caterpillars - sad little faces image

    Am I right in saying they don't get as far north as me nut?  Do we even get them in Scotland at all?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I don't know if they come up to you Fairy. I'll check my moth bookimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,163

    Thanks nut - of course, if I wasn't so idle, I could look it up myself....imageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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