Hummingbird Hawk Moth (1 Viewer)

Sep 11, 2014
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I saw one of these hovering by our buddleia bush about a month ago in the very hot weather. Beautiful little thing, bright orangey pink wing colour caught my attention.
It seems they're quite rare in UK. Has anyone else seen one?
 
Dec 7, 2017
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We had one in the garden a month ago. My mum has had a few, she lives in Norfolk.
They are fascinating things. First time I saw one in France I couldnā€™t believe what I was seeing.

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Feb 19, 2018
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We have had several around here in the last few summers what I also had on my garden path this summer was an Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar (never seen one before and looked very scary, took picture but, at the moment, cannot download) :banghead:
 
Aug 26, 2008
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It is a beautiful day flying moth. I saw one on my buddleya in August, the first for several years. I hope they are making a comeback.

This has been a poor year for butterflies except large whites. Only seen a couple of red admirals and unusually no peacock ones.
 

funflair

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Dec 11, 2013
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We had this one in the garden a few years ago,

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They like Fuschia apparently,

EDIT the reply was to "elephant hawk moth" comment ;)

But I did snap this a few years ago in the Czech republic,

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Feb 19, 2018
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Vanman

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Saw one at the American Museum Gardens near Bath earlier this month šŸ‘
 

SRC

Aug 17, 2018
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I saw one of these hovering by our buddleia bush about a month ago in the very hot weather. Beautiful little thing, bright orangey pink wing colour caught my attention.
It seems they're quite rare in UK. Has anyone else seen one?
We had one in our garden last month
 

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POH

May 29, 2018
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Hate the dam things:eek::eek::eek:(n)(n)

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PP Bear

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I saw one of these hovering by our buddleia bush about a month ago in the very hot weather. Beautiful little thing, bright orangey pink wing colour caught my attention.
It seems they're quite rare in UK. Has anyone else seen one?
Here we go, arenā€™t they lovely, I filmed this a few weeks ago.


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Sep 12, 2016
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I saw one of these hovering by our buddleia bush about a month ago in the very hot weather. Beautiful little thing, bright orangey pink wing colour caught my attention.
It seems they're quite rare in UK. Has anyone else seen one?
They have been reported in huge amounts this year many are from people who've never seen them before
They're beautiful little things - but the ones in France don't half move faster than the ones here
 

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