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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Long Lane, Sowerby Bridge 24.06.2014

Peachysteve and myself found this very attractive Elephant Hawk-moth resting on the grass at the side of the lane. At first we thought it was dead because the piece of grass appeared to be growing through its thorax but it was just buried within its thick body hair. We also disturbed a Yellow Shell moth in the hay meadows above.

Yellow Shell (Camptogramma Bilineata). 

Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor).

My photos above and Steve's below.

1 comment:

  1. It's good fun and easy to raise this beautiful moth from caterpillars - you can find them on Rose-bay willow herb.