Bright Pink and yellow/Green  striped hawkmoths moths

Elephant Hawkmoths. Photo: Mark Pike

Large pink black and brown striped hawkmoth

Privet Hawkmoths. Photo: Mark Pike

Mark had a great haul of hawkmoths in his Motcombe garden trap on 25/06/20 and we thank him for these wonderful photos of very well behaved moths.😊

Five Elephant Hawkmoths and two Privet Hawkmoths as shown here, as well as a Poplar Hawkmoth.

Both species flight season is May-early August and the Elephant Hawkmoth sometimes comes to light in good numbers.

The Privet Hawkmoth is the UK’s largest Hawkmoth and like most hawkmoths are easily handled carefully to better appreciate their beauty.

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