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Archive for September, 2015

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I got up at 3am this morning to photograph the super blood moon

My trusty PS and I did our best, but alas didn’t get any clear shot… But it was thrilling to see anyway!

The next opportunity to see this will be in 2033.

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Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli) is native of South Africa but it has introduced (deliberately or accidentally) to Mediterranean Europe where it has spread as a pest of cultivated Pelargonium geraniums (which also originate in South Africa).

Anyway, a pretty little butterfly that I photographed in Sardinia.

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A Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), photographed in Sardinia.

Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers.

Note that this is a species of Sphingidae, and shouldn’t be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris.

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