Hummingbird Hawk-moths in Cornwall
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The weather continues to be unseasonably warm here in Cornwall and migrant butterflies and moths are still around in good numbers. Hummingbird Hawk-moths are one of the species commonly being seen and the caterpillars and moths that emerged in early … Read More

Migrant Hummingbird Hawk-moths arrive in the UK
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In the last few days the first main influx of Hummingbird Hawk-moths of the year have arrived in the British Isles. These migrant moths are always a delight to watch as they hover at flowers like tiny hummingbirds. A delight, … Read More

Migrant moths arriving in Cornwall
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Warm air flows rising up from Europe and Africa have brought many migrant moths to Cornwall in the last few days. Ten different migrant species of all shapes, sizes and colours have been attracted to the garden moth trap here … Read More

More Hummingbird Hawk-moths at Fistral beach in Newquay
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A total of five Hummingbird Hawk-moths were seen nectaring on Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) on roads alongside the golf course behind Fistral beach in Newquay last Sunday. They would have found it much easier to feed if the wind hadn’t … Read More

Cornwall migrant moths – Hummingbird Hawk-moth
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Two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were seen nectaring on Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) at Poldhu Cove on The Lizard peninsular on Saturday (one shown above left). So far this year there haven’t been many to report but in the last few days … Read More

Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)
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Common name: Hummingbird Hawk-moth Latin name: Macroglossum stellatarum Family: Sphingidae » Macroglossinae Location: garden, Marsland valley, Cornwall Gallery link: British Moths Related images: