Thursday 30 June 2011

Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila elpenor

Last week I was very excited about finding a Small Elephant Hawk Moth at Killinallan. Now I'm pretty sure this is an Elephant Hawk Moth (its larger, less colourful relative). It was attracted to the Trust's moth trap which I put out last night. This is not so rare as its smaller cousin, but I was still very excited and pleased to see it fly like the wind when I released it after photographing it. Becky

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