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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    It was huge and it hovers like a humming bird , great colours too...

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    Thankyou , taken with my prefered lens of choice ( sigma macro d 70-300mm ) !

    Sooner i ditch my oem 18-55mm and get a wide lens the better ( landscape work ) . :rolleyes:

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  • Location: Lindum Colonia
  • Location: Lindum Colonia

    Oooh I found a privet (I think) hawkmoth on the high street in Sleaford the other day. Had to move it to some nearby shrubs. Will hunt out the pics.

    We often get the caterpillars on the ground lilac in our garden. They rock ;)

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    I like these picture very detailed. Many moths recieve bad press, which they don't really deserve. Some of them can be very colourful, and I agree with FP, caterpillars can be really interesting. I actually spotted a hairy moth caterpillar a few weeks ago, and let it crawl on my finger.. little did I know some caterpillars have poisonous spines in their hairs for defence purposes!

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    ;) Thanks for sharing the pics Neil, very well taken.

    You should see the caterpillars!

    We've had the caterpillar in several recent years, but I'm yet to see the moth.

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Great pics, Neilsouth. Just hope I never see one in my bedroom at night. :o

    Phil. (Newspaper rolled up just in case!)

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