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Elephant Hawk-moth (side view 2)  Deilephila elpenor,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer,moth week 2018 Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. That's awesome! Great find. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks! It sat under my parents porch. Of course I put it back in the garden after the photos. Posted 11 months ago
  2. Now that's a nice way to come back, incredible species and stunning detail!
    How have you been, Joost?
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. I am fine, thanks. Good to see junledragon is still alive and kicking.
      I am still doing macro photography, but am too lazy to search for the names of al the insects.
      Intentions are to spend some more time searching names and post more to jungledragon again.
      Posted 11 months ago
      1. That is a plan that sounds like music to my ears and great to hear you're still doing macro photography. Perhaps some of us can help with the identifications so don't hold back if you want to post. Posted 11 months ago
  3. Other pictures in the batch:
    Elephant Hawk-moth (side view)  Deilephila elpenor,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer,moth week 2018

    Elephant Hawk-moth (top)  Deilephila elpenor,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer,moth week 2018
    Posted 11 months ago
  4. Nice to meet you, Joost! Lovely observation and photos! Posted 11 months ago

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''Deilephila elpenor'', known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Jul 23, 2018. Captured Jun 29, 2014 14:52 in Nieuwe Vliekerweg, 6235 Ulestraten, Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/2.8
  • 1/160s
  • ISO125
  • 90mm