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elephant hawk moth

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Back in April I cleaned the greenhouse thoroughly and on sweeping up under the staging I found this elephant hawk moth chrysalis....

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seaburngirl

30 Aug, 2016
Seaburngirl

Who are you?

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It was lovely, sunny Saturday afternoon. So I decided to do something in my garden. You know-the usual-bit of weeding, moving...

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kasy

8 Jul, 2014
Kasy

Special visitor to my garden yesterday!

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I was enjoying a sunny gardening afternoon yesterday....unlike today I hasten to add, torrential rain.... when right in front...

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Janey

24 May, 2014
Janey

Colotois pennaria or The Feathered Thorn Moth

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This little chap landed on me. He had come in from the garden. I am saying he because this is a male. The name Feathered...

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scotsgran

4 Nov, 2013
Scotsgran

Big Yellow Moth !

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A big yellow moth flew into the kitchen a few nights ago. At first we thought it was a butterfly, but it couldn't be at 10.45...

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hywel

19 Jul, 2013
Hywel

CAMAFLAGED MOTH

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I MEANT TO PUT THIS ON IN THE SUMMER BUT FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT.THIS WAS BACK IN AUGUST....I WAS LOOKING AT ONE OF MY PLANTS...

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hollyeves

5 Oct, 2010
Hollyeves

Hummingbird Hawk moth

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Yesterday, the Hunmmingbird Hawkmoth that came for a day last year, visited again...must think it's our open gardens day...Lol!

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Janey

20 Jul, 2010
Janey

Hummingbird Moth (Hawk Moth)

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Its a few years now since I've seen a Hummingbird Moth. I allow the Centranthus ruber (Valerian) to grow a I know its a favourite...

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dawnsaunt

12 Jun, 2010
Dawnsaunt

re caterpillars

I have only just found out that the caterpillars I had in the garden were in fact from the ermine moth- and have had several...

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dustydog

15 Dec, 2009
Dustydog

Buff-tip Moth (Phalera bucephala)

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This is one of the more common species of British moths although it disguises itself like a twig so is not often seen. The...

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tanny

4 Dec, 2009
Tanny

Pictorial life of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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In late July two thousand and six, my wife and I were strolling back from the bird hide at the RSPB Inner Marsh Farm, Burton....

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tanny

3 Dec, 2009
Tanny

Butterflies and Moths

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I thought I'd like to share a few photos of the butterflies and moths which I have been lucky enough to see. It always gives...

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toto

25 Feb, 2009
Toto

Caterpillar damage

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Thanks to Spritzhenry answering my question a while, I found that caterpillars have been munching on my spring cabbage! I...

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peter

22 Nov, 2007
Peter