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Large moth ID please.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387
Had this large moth flying round my garden today and just managed to catch it to take a photo of.When it was flying I had at first thought it was a Peacock butterfly.When resting it is an arrow shape.Any ideas?


“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387
    edited August 2020
    I think it is a Red Underwing moth and I have now let it back outside!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,134
    I think it is a Red Underwing moth and I have now let it back outside!

    Yes, that's the one!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,901
    stunning
  • HippophaeHippophae Posts: 154
    That is a beautiful moth madpenguin. Do you know which plants it uses as a larval host?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387
    Hippophae said:
    That is a beautiful moth madpenguin. Do you know which plants it uses as a larval host?
    Google tells me that the larvae eat willow and poplar leaves.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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