Subject: Very Large Unusual Moth
Geographic location of the bug: Leicestershire
Time: 04:45 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi there, I saw this huge moth in the middle of the day, on the pavement outside my house. It was struggling to fly. Any ideas what it is? I’ve never seen anything like it!
How you want your letter signed: Kerry
According to UK Moths, the Privet Hawkmoth is your “largest resident hawk-moth, which is distributed in the southern half of Britain, and has distinctive pink and black barring on the body. The similarly-striped hindwings are often concealed. It frequents woodland and suburban habitats, and flies in June and July, with a single generation.”