Thursday, 3 September 2015

Death's Head Hawk-moth turns up in the county

Hello Moth-ers,

I just thought you would all like to know that a fabulous Death's Head Hawk-moth has turned up in the county at Pont Robert in the north of the county. Is was seen and photographed by John King who was spending the bank holiday with is in-laws.

John says:-

"It certainly surprised us. Our 21 month old son was ‘sweeping’ the patio outside the front door and his auntie spotted the moth just before he hit it with the brush. It was in a very exposed location, but the camouflage appeared to work. We kept an eye on it until it was dark". 

A great record John, and only the second time that this species has been recorded in the county since 1967.


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