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Striped Hawk Moth

Hyles livornica

Habitat:

spotted feeding on Iphiona scabra plants in a coastal desert wadi

Notes:

We have been waiting to see these moths around! Their caterpillars were quite abundant in our desert wadis about 6 weeks ago: (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/194...) and (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/187...) The first photo was taken of a moth that was stuck in a Desert Nettle plant, Forsskaolea tenacissima. I snapped this one photo, freed the moth, and off he went! We then saw several more darting between the flowers as they fed. (Photo #3 by my husband and uploaded with permission.)

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2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Thanks, Jakubko!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Lovely! The detail in the first photo is incredible!

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

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Spotted on Apr 14, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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