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Elephant Hawk Moth

As I was passing some people I noticed they had caught this Moth....so grabbed a couple of shots on their hand then on a plant.
Lying down and in the wind did not do me any favours.
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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

Wow! That's nice. They sure come in some interesting colours. We get the occasional one come in at night during the summer too (with different colours).
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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

Thanks Ross......This had extremely deep colouring.Looked at a moth site and they seemed lighter and greenish not brown so may not really be an Elephant one.

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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

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Thanks Ross......This had extremely deep colouring.Looked at a moth site and they seemed lighter and greenish not brown so may not really be an Elephant one.

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Is the Elephant moth named for its shape or colour? Like a pink elephant.
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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

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Is the Elephant moth named for its shape or colour? Like a pink elephant.
Just found this:............ "The English name of this moth is derived from the caterpillar's fanciful resemblance to an elephant's trunk."

Very fanciful as mine does not.

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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

Lovely shots Keith

I have never seen the moth but have seen a caterpillar and it was huge I think this specimen must be newly emerged as from what I have read the colours fade quite quickly.

Very nice indeed

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Re: Elephant Hawk Moth

Great pics, love the colours.
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Lovely shots Keith

I have never seen the moth but have seen a caterpillar and it was huge I think this specimen must be newly emerged as from what I have read the colours fade quite quickly.

Very nice indeed

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Thanks...Snapped a Broad Bodied Chaser male the other day and I think their colouring works opposite as he was pale blue and I could see yellow mingled in...unless he was changing sex !!


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