I am so in awe right now. Today I found this beautiful creature dozing on a lamppost just as I was walking out of work. At the time I was fooled by its impeccable imitation into thinking it was a hornet. Hornets are rarely seen, so an interesting photo opportunity. When I got home I asked an expert to identify it and he knew it instantly as Sesia apiformis – the day-flying Hornet Moth. It’s a real rarity in this country!
It’s a moth… and not a hornet. I can’t get over it. …although now I know, those antennae are a giveaway.
1, 2 & 3: Hornet Moth: Sesia apiformis
4: Ants in a foxglove flower that’s about to fall off.
5: My taro (Colocasia esculenta) again! I’m super excited.
Fockea edulis Growing
One was given away to Alison.
Cotyledon undulata Growing
Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblongata
Aeonium 'Zwartkop' Growing
Phlebodium aureum Growing
Parsley: Flat Leaf Budding
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum