WALLY'S BLOG

A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Death's-head Hawkmoth


Death's-head Hawkmoth
(4 January 2009)

Found in the boom-gate at Rietvlei. It got it's name because of the impression of a scull on its back.

The Death's-head Hawkmoth is known to suck honey from beehives and sometimes squeak when handled.

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Fish-Eagles

Fish-Eagles
Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002