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Lavender Visitors
by Dave • Sun 15 Jul 2018 12:49

I recently spent a hot but engrossing hour watching the various visitors to our lavender bushes. Mostly this is white-tailed bubble bees, but there are various other bees including few honey bees. There are a large variety of butterflies including this one

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My favourite visitors this time of year have to be the Hummingbird Hawk Moths. These are a bit of a challenge to photograph and it is with much luck that I managed to get these two shots of the typical type.
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We also had another single one that was a different colour. I've never seen one like this before (white underneath with a lime green body and red stripe). It didn't hang about for long and this is the best I managed. It's not that clear but it does show the colour difference.
green-moth.jpg

Has anyone else seen one in these colours?

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Re: Lavender Visitors
by rictel • Mon 16 Jul 2018 21:37

Nice photo's Dave.

No, never seen a Hummingbird Hawk moth in those colours either , probably quite a rarity ?

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