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Bedstraw Hawk-Moth or Gallium Sphinx

Hyles gallii


Bedstraw Hawk-Moth or Gallium Sphinx (Hyles gallii), caterpillar on bedstraw (Galium mollugo), Labkrautschwärmer-Raupe auf Wiesenlabkraut (Galium mollugo), Grünenmatt, Emmental, Switzerland




I could make a deal with the local farmer NOT to cut the grass until late summer and he agreed!! So, take a look at my "private" butterfly place:

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28 Comments (1–25)

Lucky to have a friendly farmer and a private garden!

CarolSnowMilne a year ago

I love this caterpillar.

DanieleZen a year ago


tibiprada 2 years ago

Woooooooow !

IsabellaFiers 2 years ago

Truly amazing shot !!! love it

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

What can I say ? - such a wonderful photo of a strikingly good-looking caty. I saw your other pics too- absolutely gorgeous and thanks to the farmer.
My husband has refused to cut all the grass in our fairly steep backyard for this very reason - we've had so much wildlife (moths, butterflies,echidnas,etc) since we let the grass grow wild - I am just a little concerned about snakes especially because of our dog, but we haven't seen any in all these years..
well done, bayucca

SeemaN 2 years ago

beautiful and great shot!

LarryGraziano 2 years ago

Great photo! usual! Thought you would like to know I had a rothchildia lebeau in my hand 20 minutes ago. No camera but great experience with my 3 1/2 year old daughter who was AMAZED!

DanielePralong 2 years ago

:-) Great deal with the farmer!

bayucca 2 years ago

My pins are always exact!
Here are some more from the smae place I call it my private butterfly place. The farmer had let grow all meadows for me!

DanielePralong 2 years ago

If you've dropped the pin at the exact location I'll be there tomorrow!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Lovely pose...

bayucca 2 years ago

Thanks Abigail!

AbigailParker 2 years ago

Fantastic caterpillar!

KarenL 2 years ago

Great spot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Lovely spotting and a nice collection.

MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Uau!! Fantastic!!!

bayucca 2 years ago

Gracias, Cecilia! And all others who love this shot, me, for example ;-)...

bayucca 2 years ago

Thanks, Rubens!

rubens.luciano 2 years ago

Very nice bayucca ! Perfect!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

What a beautiful photo, Bayucca. SOTD easy. I REALLY love it.

ceherzog 2 years ago

Excellent shot Bayucca!

bayucca 2 years ago

Thanks Keith!

KeithRoragen 2 years ago

Beautiful shot of a beautiful specimen.

Sumiswald, Bern - Berne, Switzerland

Lat: 47.02, Long: 7.73

Spotted on Jun 19, 2011
Submitted on Mar 19, 2012

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