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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Hummingbird hawkmoth Reply with quote

I just got a rare enough glimpse this evening, of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. A migrant visitor from mainland Europe during the summer months, and not common every year, according to my wildlife book. I must say i was impressed with its hovering and audible Hum as it fed on the nectar. Unfortunately, i was a bit slow with the camera.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://thesecretgardencentre.blogspot.com/2009/06/natures-outdoor-theatre.html

http://twitpic.com/83a4c

http://twitpic.com/86ar9

We had one visit this week Hawthorn have included pictures I managed to get

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah, i love your pictures of the hummingbird hawkmoth which you managed to capture in all its glory, and its nice to know that there is plenty of these very impressive creatures around.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is one impressive moth! What flower is that Sarah?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Garlicbreath,

It is Nepeta - Six hills giant

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to input all sightings of all moths into the MothsIreland dataset.
www.mothsireland.com
PM me details of location and grid reference. (use www.gridreference.ie)
Date and name, though I can enter unknown if you so wish.

There have been reports of Hummingbird Hawk-moths country wide this year, not huge numbers but widespread.

If you see other moths, take photos and I'll try identify them.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, and thank you in advance, would be nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the details Hawthorn. Only the 2nd record I have from that part of Galway.
I couldn't reply to your PM because I need to have made 5 posts here.
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