Two large pinkish moths in mating position

Eyed Hawkmoths. Photo: Julia Thomas

Julia had a nice surprise when she found this mating pair of Eyed Hawkmoths in her Corfe Mullen garden on 10/06/19.

This large moth varies in hue from grey through to a pinkish brown base colour. It can be found early May-mid July and in the South sometimes a partial second generation, Aug-Sept.

As this species is not seen on our gallery very often, the photo below has been included to show what it looks like when resting with its wings spread out.

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Photo courtesy of Butterfly Conservation

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