Hummingbird moth

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  1. noisette47

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    Mine's produced a lot of seed pods this year, but in view of it's nasty habits, I won't be offering them in seed swaps :sad:
     
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      I get the hummingbird moths every year on my pink Phlox, but only the pink Phlox.. I have other colours of Phlox but they don’t-go to them..:scratch:
       
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        On the subject of pollination, I've noticed a higher number of those green iridescent flies on my Sedum spectabile this year, not a huge increase but typically 2-3 instead of the usual odd one. Wondered what they are called, if they pollinate plants and if they feed on nectar? I love hoverflies, but find these a tad repulsive TBH.

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        They'll be girlie HBH moths, then :biggrin:
         
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          Lucilia sericata? Common green bottle fly - Wikipedia
          Better in the garden than in the house!
           
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