Monday, 27 December 2010

No 7...

Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Hawkmoths are in short supply this far north. Only Poplar Hawk and Elephant Hawk are common enough to be an expected annual addition to the garden list, so this single porcellus was welcome alongside its larger cousins. 

Only two were taken in Northumberland this year. As it is a species of the dune grassland, it was a lucky catch. I wonder if it will repeat in 2011...  


  1. Only ever seen one myself and i'm from an area where they are supposedly frequent!

    Well done.

  2. Nice one Ben, but I would like to see Eyed or Lime...Not this far north I'm afraid.