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Pellucid BeeHawk Moth

Cephonodes hylas melanogaster

Description:

A bee-like moth with clear wings.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

For its size, this bug is an accomplished flyer, with a very rapid wing beat, though not fast enough to make a buzz sound. Hard to believe it is a moth when you see it fly. It is even capable of hovering in front of a bloom, to take nectar. At 30mm length (measured), a most impressive bug.

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10 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

These hummingbird-type moths are so cool; nice capture!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 6 years ago

Jason - Ah, I remember the discussion on this caterpillar about a week ago. I have not seen the caterpillar yet (I don't think). Next target is an in-flight shot :)

Dave

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Great! You got it Dave! I only have the photos of the catterpilar, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/231...

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Oh wow! Nice one Dave :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Amazing spot, Dave!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 6 years ago

Thanks for the kind comments :)

Dave

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Stunning..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Super spotting Dave.. nice shot.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Gorgeous!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

Very Nice...

folicallychalled
Spotted by
folicallychalled

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.85, Long: 107.58

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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