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
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.
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.
Has anyone else seen one in these colours?