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Macroglossum stellatarum
Alias names: Taubenschwänzchen, Sphinx colibri
darting from one flower to the next this little insect is easily mistaken for a colibri...
Malpolon mospessulanus
Alias names: Couleuvre de Montpellier, Eidechsennatter
A smart move of this curious juvenile to keep a low profile.. watch the dog while the dog does not see you..
Mantis religiosa
Alias names: Europäische Gottesanbeterin, Mante religieuse, European mantis
where H.R.Giger got his inspiration...
Megascolia regiscolia maculata
Alias names: mammoth wasp, Scolie des jardins, Megascolia maculata flavifrons
females are up to 6cm long.. fortunately this was only a smaller male...
Alias names: Maulbeerbaum, Mulberry, Mûrier
the delicious fruits are best eaten fresh from the tree, e.g. while watering the garden :-)

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