Elephant Hawkmoth from the UK

Subject: what is it?!
Location: cumbria
August 10, 2012 2:32 am
Hi I found this yday and wondered if you knew what it was!
Signature: jen

Elephant Hawkmoth

Hi Jen,
This is an Elephant Hawkmoth,
Deilephila elpenor, a common species in the UK where its pink and green coloration is quite distinctive.  You can get additional information on the UK Moths website.

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