Sunday, June 21, 2015

Eyed Hawk Moth

I photographed this Eyed Hawk Moth last week in Norfolk. They are fairly well distributed throughout England and Wales, this species has a sombre, camouflaged appearance at rest, but if provoked, flashes the hindwings, which are decorated with intense blue and black 'eyes' on a pinkish background. The adults fly from May to July, inhabiting woodland and suburban localities. They're amazing looking moths, putting most butterflies to shame.

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  1. They are amazing looking, saw my first ones last year.

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  2. They are amazing looking, saw my first ones last year.

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