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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Nymph taking a snack from a thistle

A nymph from a kind of hawk moth flew from the woods and fed from thistles in the middle of the afternoon. Normally nymphs are active only at night.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Henry Island, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Ellen Pardee