The Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) is probably the commonest of our hawk-moths, it has a strange attitude when at rest, with the hindwings held forward of the forewings, and the abdomen curved upwards at the rear.

(in my garden will be an irregular series of things discovered that don’t really fit into any other category.)


20 thoughts on “In My Garden: Hawk Moth

    1. It’s a large moth Pete and was outside, I have never seen one before. We get a lot of smaller moths indoors – brown stripy ones and a pretty orange one, but no photos 🙂


        1. I’m not crazy about them either, but have kind of got used to living with spiders in the house as long as they stay in the corners! I try and ignore them. I hate the big black ones that scurry across the floor, especially when I have bare feet! It’s the same with crabs – the way they move just freaks me out!


    1. Not to mention the constant choral rehearsals from next door! I might try and get to a dahlia garden at the weekend, been staying away from the coast this month as it is frightfully busy and parking is a nightmare. But I am itching to walk on the sand again…


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