Deilephila porcellus

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 July 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Deilephila porcellus (NL: Klein avondrood / EN: Small Elephant Hawk-moth / DE: Kleine Weinschwärmer) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. Slightly smaller but even more brightly-coloured than its cousin the Elephant Hawk-moth (D. elpenor). It prefers chalky districts and dry grassy localities, but is found in a range of habitats. The larvae, which are similar to those of D. elpenor, feed mostly on bedstraw (Galium).

Of course this is the same specimen as in yesterday's post. This time seen from the other side.

Image: Tellin (BE) - 08/05/2011

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Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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