Subject: Giant type chunky moth thing
Geographic location of the bug: Scotland
Time: 04:39 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: On my dairy staircase this morning I woke up to find a giant moth type thing. It’s is huge computed to a moth and much chunkier. About half the size of my hand. Some
Googling shows maybe a hawk moth but I’m in Scotland not the tropics. I’m central Scotland near Glasgow.
How you want your letter signed: Nicola Smith
This impressive moth is a Poplar Hawkmoth. According to Butterfly Conservation: “Female comes to light before midnight, the male after midnight, in greater numbers. Rests with abdomen curved up and hindwings further forward than the forewings.”