Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
This beautiful furry moth is named Hemaris fuciformis (Sphingidae), a day-flying species that inhabits clearings, forest edges, forest gap systems and shrub-reach areas in grasslands and slopes.
The distribution of the species extends from Northwest Africa across most of Europe until well into Asia.
Photo credit: ©Steve Covey | Locality: Captive bred (UK)
Meet Creatonotos gangis, the weirdest moth you’ve ever seen. This is a male, and the strange structures you can see are called corematas. They’re used to spread large amounts of pheromones which attract females. The size of these scent organs are dependent on the diet that the moth experienced as a caterpillar.
Photograph by Juan Manuel
Going blacklighting for bugs tonight till late. C ya la8ter suckas