Elephant Hawk-moth

Elephant Hawk-moth

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Caption: The flowers of Silene alba open in evening and emit then an intensive fragrance which attracts the hawk moths. Moreover the white flowers show a strong UV- light reflection which makes them pronounced visible in the darkness of night.

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