25 May, 2015

Hawk-moth duo

Hawk moths of any kind are a rare occurrence in the garden so for two species to arrive last night definitely called for a celebratory blog post! Poplar Hawk-moth is one I've wanted to see for years, so to finally have it turn up in the garden was a pretty special moment.

Hawks are particularly brilliant as they provide an attractive outlet through which to share the magic of moths with family and friends who don't otherwise share quite the same obsessive keen interest as I do. It makes you wonder how much stigma would still surround this group of 'brown clothes-eating' insects if we weren't blessed with such fantastic crowd pleasers such as hawk-moths...

Poplar Hawk-moth

Lime Hawk-moth

It had to be done. 

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