My moth of yesterday is also my moth of today! Hummingbird Hawk Moth. Saw one on field trip near Box Hill on sunny Saturday. Today I visited Polesdon Lacey while it was raining. I was actually in the process of bemoaning the lack of butterflies, bees and "humming bird hawk moths" when I glanced at the flower border at the side of the house and saw ...........A HUMMING BIRD HAWK MOTH! It was still there when we returned a couple of hours later.
Difficult to pick one from the weekend with nearly 150 species trapped!
3 local specialists - Clouded Magpie, Blomer's Rivulet and V-Moth. The site is possibly the only site in Wiltshire still hosting the latter.
I think my favourite though was a stunner of a Dioryctria sp which may be D abiella. Someone took it home to look at and photograph, but the moth was super fresh and so delicately designed, brilliant looker, hopefully will link a photo soon.
Just found beautiful Privet Hawk Moth on wall in sun outside where I am staying in Cornwall. We moved it to a safer place out of sight of gulls! Thought I might need help with ID but rather obvious once one googles Hawk Moths!
Last night, about 9 pm, I looked out the bedroom window before topping up the feeders (go down so quickly atm), when I spotted something in the large Buddleja. I was thrilled it was my second Hummingbird Hawkmoth this summer in the garden. It was great watching it dart from flower to flower for a few minutes.
Bit of a red letter day in the garden as we had a Brown Hawker feeding in the garden at lunch time.