Elephant Hawkmoths Galore!

Elephant Hawkmoth

There are a lot of elephant hawkmoths on the wing at the moment, and a record 8 came to my roof-top moth trap last night. Amongst them was also a small elephant hawkmoth. (Although this in no way compares to the 30+ we had one night at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a few years back.) It was still thrilling to have a number of these large bright pink moths flying around the roof balcony.

Miller

The other highlights were two new species for the roof balcony, a miller and a barred straw. Also another toadflax brocade, a cypress carpet, a scorched wing, and a few Haworth’s pugs. No sign of migrant moths, although two Scaeva pyrastri (a migrant hoverfly) came to the moth trap.

Scorched Wing

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