crispash's picture

What is it?

Observed: 2nd April 2012 By: crispash
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Description:

Like a small fat Humming-bird Hawk moth with transparent wings and long (nearly bodylength)tongue which it used to collect pollen (wife's description & photos).
On Forget-me-nots - not much else flowering at the moment.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Sarah West's picture

I did a blog post about this

I did a blog post about this a couple of years ago that you might find interesting, see http://www.opalexplorenature.org/blog/57?page=3 (Sarah's blog, April 2009).

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

crispash's picture

Thanks Sarah,

I figured out what it was last night but that's a wonderful picture. My wife saw it and I'll be looking out for it in future!

Chris Pashley