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Moth id please.

Hi  can anyone ID this beautiful large moth it was found sunday morning on our south facing conservatory door. As it was forecast to be very hot I moved it to one of the lower shaded branches of a magnolia shrub where it stayed until dusk. I think as it looked to have a wingspan of approx 3 inches it may be one of the Hawk moths but Which one??

at first glance it looks like dead leaves

camouflage? Nature at it's best. 

image 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,854

    Poplar Hawkmoth, lovely

  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167
    nutcutlet says:

    Poplar Hawkmoth, lovely

    See original post

     Thank you very much again for the ID Nutcutlet, yes it was very lovely and I was totally amazed that it was so well camouflaged Looking like dead leaves when on the branch.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,854

    I love hawkmoths, I like the way they cling on to a finger for close examinationimage

  • jabsyjabsy Posts: 54

    How amazing, I don't think I've seen that many different moths in my garden, but then again they're probably just well disguised aha

  • FlyfiferFlyfifer Posts: 167

    Yes that is how I managed to move it out of the direct sunlight. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,854

    they are well camouflaged jabsy, I rarely see any unless we run a moth trap.

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