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Identify mystery moth


Found this moth on my house wall, it very beautiful but I have no idea what it is. Never seen one like it before.

Any ideas?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,255

    You lucky lucky thing!  

    It's an Elephant Hawk Moth 


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks, it's Very beautiful I hope it hangs around for a bit. Checked the website and it mentions that they love honeysuckle and there are plenty around here just opening

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    To keep them coming back, we need to also provide the food plants (Rosebay and other willow herbs, fuscias & himalayan balsam amongst others) for the caterpillars.  I always let some rosebay willowherb grow in a wild corner for them. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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