Saturday, 16 June 2007

Hawk Moths

Last night was good for different Hawk Moths, seven in all. There were two Privet Hawk-Moths, two Lime Hawk-Moths, one of them is above.
Also in the trap were two Elephant Hawk Moths, named after the long "snout" of the caterpillar.

Most spectacular of all was an Eyed Hawk-Moth. When it is threatened it spreads its wings and shows the eyes, making it look like a larger, fierce animal.

1 comment:

tut-tut said...

Interesting to think how these adaptations developed over time.