Thursday, 29 November 2012

Elephant Hawk Moth

Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family. The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan). Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate.

 Elephant Hawk Moth
 Elephant Hawk Moth
 Elephant Hawk Moth
 Elephant Hawk Moth
 Elephant Hawk Moth
Elephant Hawk Moth

1 comments: