Friday, 8 August 2014

A few bits and pieces

I came across this rather nice looking Lime Hawkmoth larva crawling across the path in front of me at Little Marlow GP, S. Bucks late afternoon today.  Shortly afterwards a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was nectaring on willow herb and bramble flowers nearby.  I also had one of the latter in the garden in Marlow Bottom a couple of days ago - is this a sign of an influx? Has anyone else noticed any recently?

Adam Bassett


  1. I had one a few months back and then a few weeks ago - as I was emptying the trap this morning another one turned up trying to nectar on a Cyclamen hederifolium

  2. I had my first Hummingbird Hawk-moth on the garden buddleia on 6th July, further singletons on 10th & 13th July then nothing until 4th August since when they've been daily visitors (two together this evening just before the rain started). They're always a pleasure to see and even manage to elicit a modicum of enthusiasm from the otherwise disinterested members of my family. Maybe I should get a load of tobacco plants and see what they make of a hovering Convolvulus Hawk-moth, should one ever turn up!


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