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01/06/2014 at 14:47

This is a Privet Hawkmoth I found dead last year on the door of my shed.I completely forgot I had placed it in this container for future reference.I don't have any Privet in my garden but I do have Lilac and Ash which they like too.The Privet Hawkmoth is the largest resident moth in the UK,a real B52 of a moth.

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01/06/2014 at 19:25

Just as well you found it before you packed your picnic.

That is one dead moth.

01/06/2014 at 19:27

Somewhere in the depths of the PC there's a photo of a Privet Hawkmoth pupa emerging from the ground and opening up. I'll see if I can find it later on depending sobriety level

02/06/2014 at 08:16

That's a great looking moth. I have lots of privet. Native and Asian but I've not had one of those yet. Fingers crossed.

02/06/2014 at 08:29

I didn't know I had them Jim until I found this one.Though this spring I did find a huge pupa while weeding and put it straight back.Its possible you have got some and not know it,have you got Lilac or Ash?

02/06/2014 at 16:22

Over hanging from next door and hiding in the privet hedge made up of native and Asian privet. Fingers crossed. 

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