Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Macroglossum stellatarum again !!!

Yesterday when we visited the Château at Rivau in one of the flower bed areas I came across the Humming Bird Hawk Moth feeding furiously on the dahlias.

 I could not resist and I promise it will be the last time.... For this year anyway!!!

 
 
 

As a reminder its wing speed is around 85 beats per second. I think it is incredible and just love capturing it frozen in time.

3 comments:

Craig said...

They really are amazing creatures, aren't they? Well done on the excellent captures... not easy as they are so fast!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I could look at these hawk moths all day. Sadly now our lavender is over there are not many around. I just wish my camera could cope with photos like yours, superb. Diane

GaynorB said...

We saw them too. Wasn't there a magnificent show?