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Galium Sphynx Moth - Hyles gallii

Galium Sphynx Moth - Hyles gallii
Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
July 14, 2012
Size: 7 cm wing span, 5 cm body
These pictures are of a surprise visitor to our backyard one evening. It was late evening, but still light out. The background is black as a result of the flash. The moth hovered like a hummingbird, darting back and forth as it drank nectar from the flowers. It was unusually comfortable, allowing me to get very close (about a foot away with my camera) and take many pictures.

The photos are deceiving. The wings of this moth moved far too fast to see, but the short exposure has allowed me to capture the wings in brilliant detail. With any luck we'll see it again and perhaps get some video.

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beautiful shot
Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks
Thanks for confirming the identification. I've addeda few more pictures to the collection.

Regards,
Robin

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