Location: suffolk u.k
April 29, 2015 11:19 am
last summer i noticed on the fly screen of the door the biggest mother of a moth i had ever seen. i quickly got my camera and took some photo’s of it. it was really quite beautiful but i have no clue what sort of moth it is. in live in suffolk in the U.K
any feedback gratefully received
Signature: juliet x
This wondrous creature is a Poplar Hawkmoth, Laothoe populi, and according to UK Moths, it is: “Probably the commonest of our hawk-moths, 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.”
Thanks so much for that information. very much appreciated.
it was so lovely.