Moth

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KatG

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Moth
« on: October 04, 2016, 04:58:00 PM »
I disturbed this large moth while watering. When resting it does an impressive imitation of wilted leaves. Probably about 9cms from nose to tail.
Katerina Georgi. Interior designer and Garden designer. Has lived, worked and gardened in the southern Peloponnese for the last 26 years. MGS member and head of MGS Peloponnese Branch.

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MikeHardman

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Re: Moth
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 09:43:33 PM »
Kat,

That would have to be an oleander hawk-moth; wonderful moth.

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I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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KatG

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Re: Moth
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 08:07:29 PM »
Thanks Mike, I thought I'd attached a photo but it seems not. I'll try again.
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MikeHardman

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Re: Moth
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 08:24:04 PM »
Yes, that's the one, Kat; wonderful // Mike
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Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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KatG

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Re: Moth
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 06:00:09 PM »
The funny thing is that I saw it land on the wall, but when I went for a closer look all I could see was what I thought was a shrivelled leaf! It was very weird.
Katerina Georgi. Interior designer and Garden designer. Has lived, worked and gardened in the southern Peloponnese for the last 26 years. MGS member and head of MGS Peloponnese Branch.

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MikeHardman

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Re: Moth
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 09:08:33 PM »
I can believe it, Kat!
Some of Nature's camouflage tricks are amazing. Sorry, I've got to share these fantastic examples
- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071125/Masters-disguise-The-gecko-resembles-leaf-natures-camouflage-experts.html

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Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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KatG

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Re: Moth
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 02:45:25 PM »
Incredible. I love the Praying Mantis!
Katerina Georgi. Interior designer and Garden designer. Has lived, worked and gardened in the southern Peloponnese for the last 26 years. MGS member and head of MGS Peloponnese Branch.