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lavender and butterflies

09 Jul 2012
Storms 26°C / 79°F

This afternoon I meant to trasplant the last zucchini and cucumbers in the vegetable garden, but something different has attracted my attention, distracting me from my task.
The lavender bushes are starting to bloom, and bees and bee flies, butterflies and diurnal moths are flying around the spikes.
There were some brimstones, some small whites, a female of chalkhill blue (the female is brown, the male blue) and two hummingbird hawk-moth. I haven’t seen before a hummingmoth in my garden: they beat their wings so fast dancing in the air, so graceful!
Relaxing.
It’s extraordinary how the time has flyed…

1) brimstone
2, 3) chalkhill blue
4) small white
5) hummingbird hawk-moth


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Love them ALL!!

Posted on 10 Jul 12 (about 3 years ago)

Interesting photos. Thanks for posting.

Posted on 11 Jul 12 (about 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

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United Kingdom8b

I’m so speechless, again. Your insect photos are extraordinary. :)

Posted on 11 Jul 12 (about 3 years ago)

Thank you :)

Posted on 12 Jul 12 (about 3 years ago)

Neat! We have the hummingbird hawk moths here, too, but I have not seen one this year and yet there have been plenty of flowers. Great photos!

Posted on 19 Jul 12 (about 3 years ago)

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