Subject: Is it a moth?
Location: Manchester UK
June 27, 2014 3:22 am
My friend had this little fellow on her leg and when it flew to a post she realised it looked a little strange to be around Manchester!
Signature: Paul Goddard
According to UK Moths, the Poplar Hawkmoth, Laothoe populi, is: “Probably the commonest of our hawk-moths, [and] it has a strange attitude when at rest, with the hindwings held forward of the forewings, and the abdomen curved upwards at the rear. If disturbed it can flash the hindwings, which have a contrasting rufous patch, normally hidden.”