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Small elephant hawk-moth - Deilephila porcellus  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Deilephila porcellus,Europe,Geotagged,Hornworm,Insect,Insecta,Kozhuh heights,Lepidoptera,Nature,Small elephant hawk-moth,Smasll elephant hawk-moth,Sphingidae,Sphinx moth,Spring,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Fabulous looking moth. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ernst! It's really amazing! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Extraordinary encounter, I'd lose my mind if I would see it! Posted 11 months ago
  3. Gorgeous! Posted 11 months 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

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 23, 2019. Captured Apr 20, 2019 16:31 in Unnamed Road, 2863 Rupite, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/2.8
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm