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Has anyone seen this beautiful large 10cm moth. Found it this afternoon on my runner bean canes. I'm in South East near Seaford. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    privet hawkmoth, lovely

  • simonwbsimonwb Posts: 11

    Thank you nutcutlet. Thought it was a slug and almost had  the fright of my life!

  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,315

    Agree with, nut...a lovely moth indeed.

    I used to see all sorts of hawkmoths when I was a kid, but now not that many, just down the road we used have a large bank of Willowherb which was full of Elephant Hawkmoths.

    Sheps...

  • simonwbsimonwb Posts: 11

    The Hawkmoth has moved on now. The Elephant Hawkmoth sounds big Sheps! Will have to check that on the web.

  • simonwbsimonwb Posts: 11

    Wow - the Elephant Hawkmoth is beautiful! Never knew any of these existed

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