Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a few things we haven't seen locally 4

and this is my favourite picture, a humming bird moth (aka macroglossum stellatarum, and one can see why ) drinking nectar from red valerian. These moths do sometimes make it across the channel, sometimes in large numbers but I have never seen one locally. Time to start planting some red valerian.

1 comment:

carletta said...

I saw one come to a bouquet of flowers while having tea outside in Latchley two years ago-I had no idea what it was until I looked it up......so they are hiding somewhere!