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Humingbird Hawkmoth – 1st April 2006

Not an April Fool РI really did see a Humingbird Hawkmoth in my front garden. It was a bit nippy but the sun was very strong and the moth checked over my Aubretia plants for a few minutes letting me see it clearly from all angles.

We normaly get these moths as late summer migrants from continental Europe and I’m not sure if they have ever been recorded this early in the UK or whether they overwinter here. It is possible that this one was an ‘escape’ but I don’t know anyone local that rears moths so it is a bit of a mystery.