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Elephant hawk moth, earlier this year resting in our side room. So beautiful when you get close up!!! #chelmsford #moth #elephanthawkmoth #macro #naturephotography

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Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor). This is my most common hawk-moth species, so I don’t photograph them as much as I used to. Here’s a photo I took in 2012.
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The Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor), is this week’s species. I’ll forgive you if you first thought it was a butterfly. Hawk-moths get their name from their rapid flying ability. This hawk-moth gets its name from the larval stage, as the front end resembles an elephant's trunk. Withdrawing its ‘trunk’ into its body makes the caterpillar look like a big scary snake, scaring off any fooled predator. The caterpillar can be up to 3 inches long and weigh 7.5 grams. This baby can be found throughout the palaearctic realm, being well distributed in England, Wales and Ireland *insert amazingly shocked face here*!
Like many months, the Elephant Hawk-moth is nocturnal, feeding on nectar from flowering plants during the darkest hours of the night. However, it does have sensitive eyes which can pick up colour at night - the first species ever recorded to do so. They retain photoreceptors for ultraviolet, blue, and green light, which are also the same photoreceptors we humans lose in dim light. They are important pollinators, with a wingspan of 60 - 70 mm and a northward expanding range. Bats are a known predator of the elephant hawk-moth, which makes sense knowing they are most active during the months of June to September.

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FOR SALE 👁 I wanted to do something completely different from the Halloween patches I’ve been making, something colourful! Hand embroidered Elephant Hawk Moth patch. Made by me this weekend! • ETSY LINK IN BIO

• Name - Elephant Hawk Moth.
• Scientific Name - Deilephila elpenor.
• Size - Caterpillar length - 70-80mm. Moth wingspan - 45-60mm.
• Colour - Caterpillar - Usually dark brown but bright green forms are not uncommon. Moth - Olive brown in colour with pink markings.
• Habitat - Woodlands and gardens.
• Distribution - UK and Europe. And stretching through Asia to Japan.
• Life Span - 1 year.
• Interesting Fact - These moths have extremely sensitive eyes that allow them to see in colour. Their eye sensitivity is so great that it allows them to continue to see in colour at night.
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this fluffy friend is commonly known as the elephant hawk-moth, but their binomial name is deilephila elpenor! their wingspans tend to be between 6cm - 7cm, and they're found across the palearctic region, although they're more common in europe! these moths have very sensitive eyes, allowing them to see colour in dark areas! this proves useful for their nocturnality, as it allows them to seek out flowers that produce nectar at night!
their pink and olive coat is very vibrant, do you think so?



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No.464 - Here's a close up of one of the prettiest moths in the entire universe: the Elephant Hawk Moth (Deilephila elpenor).l, also know to me as the Battenburg Moth 😋
Pink is a fairly unusual colour in invertebrates, but this moth and its smaller cousin have it in bucketloads. I saw the most spectacular sight in the summer: EHMs were swarming around an old garage roof that was completely covered in mature honeysuckle. It was dark, and they were way out of reach so I didn't get any photos, but I did get this one from the Hertfordshire moth group trapping night in June. I've planted honeysuckle in my new wildlife garden to try and lure them next summer.
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Finally got my #seashorecowl by @miljau out of the project bag ... by Bling Your String ... and into the home stretch. Made a modification as not enough main colour so improvising on the last wave and mixing it up with some 3x3 ribbing so fingers crossed 🤞 for an ok outcome. The yarns @mothy.and.the.squid #elephanthawkmoth (a present from my lovely daughter) and @wooltops natural #ravelry 💚💚💚

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