Bill sent us these photos of this Privet Hawkmoth which he found in his Parkstone garden on 1/07/19.
With a wingspan of 90-120 mm. this is our largest resident hawk-moth, which is distributed in the southern half of Britain, and has distinctive pink and black barring on the body.
The similarly-striped hindwings are often concealed.
It frequents woodland and suburban habitats, and flies in June and July, with a single generation.