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Seen in Daughter's garden. What is it?

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Grand-daughter Harriet spotted this little beauty and was fortunate to get these lovely photos.

I find it hard to believe they exist in an English garden as it looks so exotic, doesn’t it? She felt so excited and happy to get these shots.

We think it looks like a little bird (clue).
Poking its proboscis in! Greedy little fellow.

It makes my contribution look very poor!
A bedraggled early bee, wasp (?) Out of focus – just like me. It was on the fence so may be a Giant wood wasp. Then again, it looks like a Gooseberry or Rose sawfly because of its yellow body. However, I don’t know about these things – that’s why it’s up to you…………….please!


Just saw this pic which is better than above. Took them 09 04 2010.

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What great photos Lyn, congratulations to who-ever took them.
I can't help with the ID of it although I did think "Hawks wing" moth on the first photo. I bet I'm wrong and some one will tell us what it really is! Lol

27 Jul, 2010

 

Not wrong at all Ian - its a Hummingbird Hawk Moth so Hawks wings a good description.Great photos of it Simplylyn.

27 Jul, 2010

 

Yes its been in the papers that you might see Hawk Moths and the pic looked like yours. Lucky you.

28 Jul, 2010

 

Looks just like a humming bird but as I can see by comments it's a moth. How amazing, well done catching it on camera, fabulous!!

28 Jul, 2010

 

Wooooo Hoooooo.............

I got one right! Lol :~))

28 Jul, 2010

 

Great pictures, well caught :-)

28 Jul, 2010

 

Lovely pictures Simplylyn! One of our GOY members also wrote a blog on this beautiful Hummingbird Hawk Moth, but can't remember who is was now....it's an age thing:o)

28 Jul, 2010

 

I think it was Janey Dylandog. Fantastic photos :-))

28 Jul, 2010

 

it was Janey-- 20 th july I've just looked, Its quite incredible you'd swear that they were birds,
we had a Poplar hawk moth recently its wings are strange-- the don't close up like other moths and are quite large

28 Jul, 2010

 

They are wonderful moths - we had one here a few years ago, in a year when we actually had a summer! LOL. I keep hoping to spot another one this year. You were lucky! :-))

28 Jul, 2010

 

What great photo`s, I think your granddaughter could win a prize with these.

28 Jul, 2010

 

wow lyn lucky you getting this humming bird moth, i saw one but got away before i could click, great pics ;o))

28 Jul, 2010

 

They are fantastic photos Lyn....well done to your granddaughter...they are so clear which is amazing as they fly and flit so fast. Yes you would think it was a tiny hummingbird.....a real beauty...:o))

29 Jul, 2010

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