Has anyone seen this beautiful large 10cm moth. Found it this afternoon on my runner bean canes. I'm in South East near Seaford.
privet hawkmoth, lovely
Thank you nutcutlet. Thought it was a slug and almost had the fright of my life!
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.
The Hawkmoth has moved on now. The Elephant Hawkmoth sounds big Sheps! Will have to check that on the web.
Wow - the Elephant Hawkmoth is beautiful! Never knew any of these existed