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This is [I think] the egg of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, which has been attached rather precariously to the petal of a flower that has a life of only 1 or 2 days. If my identification is correct, then this rather common visitor to our garden is what layed the egg...

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This is [I think] the egg of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, which has been attached rather precariously to the petal of a flower that has a life of only 1 or 2 days. If my identification is correct, then this rather common visitor to our garden is what layed the egg...

comments (12)

La deuxième photo est absolument superbe !
Ray: Je suis ravi que cela vous plaise, Martine.
Incredible photo's Ray.
Ray: A subject I love, Frank...thank you for your encouragement.
Ooooh I hope you're right! Terrific shots, Ray!!
Ray: One of my favorite Garden Guests, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2019, 06:14
Blimey that hawkmoth is a real sartorial dandy!
Ray: A beautify critter, Chris.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Sep 2019, 06:54
Quite a fantastical creature.
Ray: A good description, Chad.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2019, 07:14
Crikey! Its amazing that such a beautiful buzzy thing emerges from that.
Ray: There are, of course, a couple of distinct stages to get there, Alan.
This is a fine pair of pictures Ray. That moth is quite something
Ray: These are beautiful critters, Bill, and I am delighted that they are attracted to our garden.
That moth is a very beautiful creature.
Ray: Oh Yes! It is one of my favorite Garden Guests, Brian.
I love the simplicity...
Ray: Sometimes it works, Larry.
Terrific shot of the moth, Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Tom.
it's all magic Ray... superb images....petersmile
Ray: I am pleased you like them, Peter.
What a wonderful creature. It is unusual to see one insect egg.
Ray: This moth posits one egg at a time, and places them in numerous shrubs around the garden.

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