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Insect ID please

29 September 2010 13:00:56
Strange Insect

Strange Insect

Can anyone identify this strange insect that I spotted in my garden. He was quite large and has a long tapering "snout" which he was using to take the pollen from the flowers. I have never seen anything like it before. I have posted a clearer picture in my September 2010 album.


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 September 2010 13:08:21

Better go and look at your album so. Nothing visible except verbena bonariensis in the above photo. And the most gorgeous dog.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 September 2010 13:09:27

Finding it difficult to make it out. SOrry Bernie.


Bernie B Bernie B 29 September 2010 13:19:14

Put a bigger one in now. Weird looking thing!!


Hosta Hosta 29 September 2010 13:37:18

I'm pretty sure that its a Hawk Moth.  Harmless just going about its business


JanetS JanetS 29 September 2010 14:23:28

It is a hawk moth. I was lucky enough to see one for the first time this year, on my jasmine!


Rachel Rachel 29 September 2010 17:18:11

Silly, that's a dog : )


Bernie B Bernie B 29 September 2010 17:46:31

I have just googled the Hummingbird Hawk Moth and thats what it is. It appears they are quite rare so I have been privileged to have seen one in my garden.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 29 September 2010 23:03:58

Could only see the dog until I looked in your September photos and then I saw it great photo.


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