Hummingbird hawkmothThe summer of 2003 was a bumper one for hummingbird hawkmoths (Macroglossum stellatarum) in the UK. This migrant is normally a scarce visitor to our shores, but in common with many other moths and butterflies, the warm summer of 2003 led them to visit us in large numbers. They are diurnal (active during daylight) and their habit of hovering conspicuously in front of nectar rich plants meant that they were seen by many people.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Fuji FinePix S602 Zoom.|
Copyright Jim McGlasson 2003. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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