Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Invasion of the (Moth) Bodysnatchers

Here is a competition, should anyone ever read this blog. Draw an alien's face on the bottom of this Poplar Hawk Moth (for that is what this is). It's a fascinating moth, much the biggest of the ones I catch regularly in my trap. It rests with its fore and hind wings curiously back to front and curls its tail up like this. I have also caught an Elephant Hawk in the trap this week, a beautiful pink and lime green exception to the Black and Grey Rule (see below). Many thanks to my son Olly for helping me upload these pics. I'll try to add the Elephant Hawk all on my own tomorrow.

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