Puss Moth from the UK

Subject: Sphinx Moth?
Location: DT6 4HP. United Kingdom
April 13, 2016 11:17 am
Found this lovely moth today. Spent all day resting on the stone fence support. Can only find similar ones on American sites. We are in West Bay , Dorset UK
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Puss Moth
Puss Moth

Thanks to the UK Moths site, we are confident this is a Puss Moth, Cerura vinula, and the site states:  “Named after the cat-like appearance of the adult moth, this species is fairly common throughout most of Britain.”

Hi Daniel,
Thank you so much!  The kids will be very interested.  A very handsome moth it was too!

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