Beautiful Bee-hawk!

Dear All
Many greetings, just back in access to the internet after lots of travelling in the field. A couple of days ago as I was counting ants I noticed a blur zipping through the flowers around me. At first I thought that it was a bee. A closer look revealed that this was a stunning hawkmoth that mimics bees. Here are some photos of this beauty called the Bee-Hawk…

Bee-Hawk visiting flowers
Bee-Hawk visiting flowers
The Bee-Hawk kept moving from flower to flower...
The Bee-Hawk kept moving from flower to flower...
The clear wings and boldly-marked body make this Bee-Hawk a good mimic of bees!
The clear wings and boldly-marked body make this Bee-Hawk a good mimic of bees!

2 thoughts on “Beautiful Bee-hawk!

    • Hi Joan – That’s a really interesting question. Some moths have switched back to feeding in the daytime – not sure why. But it also feeds at dusk too… They are very good at managing heat. They shiver when cool to warm up and cool down by seeking shady spots to rest.

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