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Hawk moth

This little beauty materialised amongst the washing, just brought in from the garden. Luckily, he happily flew off, unharmed. 😘


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,847
    I think your photo has flown off with the moth ;)
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Patsy FPatsy F KentPosts: 53
    Oh yes! Thank you. 
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,272
    That looks to me like a Privet Hawkmoth Patsy, the UK's largest species  :)
  • Patsy FPatsy F KentPosts: 53
    I think you might be right Fishy, how lucky am I? 
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,272
    Very lucky Patsy, though my daughter would disagree, she's petrified of moths.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    I used to be petrified of moths, would go into hysterics if one was in the room.
    when I had my son I made up my mind not to pass on silly phobias like that and as hard as it was, I started off by touching tiny ones then working up to bigger ones, after a while I could pick up the biggest of them.  My son absolutely loves all wild life, not scared of anything. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,272
    Not even a saltwater crocodile Lyn?  ;)
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