Day 333 Hawk Moth

hawk moth-2 Hawk Moth drinking nectar while still flying

Day 126 Specious Tiger Moth

Specious Tiger Moth Asota speciosa This beautifully marked and colourful moth came visiting us the other day. I had never seen one before so I checked my Field Guide to Insects and there I found it. It is called a Specious Tiger Moth and their larvae feed on Ficus tree leaves, that includes domestic figs. We have two fig trees in our garden so that is probably why they are here.

Day 43 Heady Maiden

Nunu This insect is called a Heady Maiden, it is actually a day-flying moth with such beautiful markings.