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  1. Absolutely bizarre, so colorful. Posted 4 years ago
    1. ;) Indeed very colorful, sideways moths are always very exquisite! Cheers* Posted 4 years ago

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''Deilephila porcellus'', known as the small elephant hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.

The wingspan is 45–51 millimetres . The moth flies from May to July depending on the location.The fore wings are ochreous with a faint olive tinge; the front margin is edged and blotched with pinkish, and there is a broad but irregular band of the same colour on the outer margin. The hind wings blackish on upper margin, pinkish on.. more

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Jul 7, 2014 17:33.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 80mm