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I managed to get a few pics today. I have seen him visit the garden a few times late afternoon but was to late getting there. He seems to like the Valerian. ..

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Oh wow lucky you!!! I've never seen one of these!!,Dawns had them on her valerian too,I grow it in the hope that one day I ll be lucky :-)

27 Aug, 2014

 

Hi Holly ... fascinating !

27 Aug, 2014

 

That's brilliant Holly I found the day a caterpillar of the
Hawk moth I didn't realize it was the hummingbird one I've just googled it ....

27 Aug, 2014

 

Nice that you were able to see it. I'm glad you caught it on camera :)

27 Aug, 2014

 

Beautiful, arent they. I havent seen one this year. Yes Kathy, they love valerian. Maybe if we actually sat and waited long enough, one would appear, Im sure you will see one, one day on yours.

27 Aug, 2014

 

How fantastic! I've only ever seen one - hadn't a clue what it was at first. They are amazing aren't they?

27 Aug, 2014

 

Wonderful. I grow valerian but the flowers are long gone. I will have to watch more carefully next year ...if I can spot one in my garden.

28 Aug, 2014

 

Well captured,Holly..I've never seen one before either..what a special treat for you..I hope it keeps coming for a while yet :o)

28 Aug, 2014

 

My chair is near french windows Kathy so I had a good view... you have to be very quick as they hover around the flowers quickly then go off....hope you get to see one, I find they come late afternoon....

thank you TT and Hywel :))

how lovely to find one of the caterpillars Les, ive never found one... :)

Thanks Dawn... yes you will have to sit and wait for them lol....im lucky I can see the valerian from my chair indoors.... :)

Thank you steregram and klahanie :))
Thanks sandra, love seeing them, the first time I saw one in the garden I thought id found a little fairy flying round the flowers.. :)))))))

28 Aug, 2014

 

Oh! how lovely and how lucky to see one. A friend had one in her garden two years ago but, although I have lots of Valerian, have never seen one. In fact, there was so much V. that I actually dug some huge roots out a week ago and binned it. I encourage the birds with a constant supply of mixed food so I suppose they might eat any caterpillars. I rarely see any moths but plenty of butterflies especially this year.

28 Aug, 2014

 

wonderful moths and you are so lucky to get them in your garden.

28 Aug, 2014

 

I am pleased for you Holly and well done on capturing it on your camera, I have loads of Valerian growing here but afraid to say if one of them hovered anywhere near me I'd be gone like a shot, so I'd rather not see one, I am absolutely petrified of them, daft as it seems I love butterflies though...

28 Aug, 2014

 

Yes a lot of butterflies this year linmar.... I was lucky I was in the right place to see it... I read they like the buddleia as well.... hope you get to see one, ive never seen the caterpillars.....

29 Aug, 2014

 

Lol lincslass..... I love them, very fairy like... :))))

29 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you seaburngirl..... :))

29 Aug, 2014

 

How fabulous Holly, lovely to be able to see these in your own garden. The only other time I have seen these, was in a hotel garden in Fethiye, Turkey. I remember standing there, watching, in amazement.

29 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks alanb... yes they are amazing... :)

29 Aug, 2014

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