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Re: nature notes

Post by bigjim » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:47 pm

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Re: nature notes

Post by Tweetypie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:06 pm

bigjim wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:47 pm
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkfmFloAPNm ... bp0ow1ssl8
Found this big lad at work today.
WOW that's HUGE! :-)11 What is it?
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Re: nature notes

Post by Margaid » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:41 pm

I think it may be a Privet Hawkmoth. The stripes are right and the wingspan is 100mm (about 4 inches).
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Re: nature notes

Post by MrsBiscuit » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:24 pm

I have had to look all those up BYM, they sound so poetic, and I didn't realise a Banded Demoiselle was a damselfly, I assumed it was another moth! That does look enormouse bigjim, whatever it is!

My nature observations have consisted of watching a lizard eating his way through a pack of winged ants. He had a definite preference for those with wings, and he was so close to my foot, completely oblivious.
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Re: nature notes

Post by bigjim » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:21 am

We came to the conclusion that it was one of those too, after I Googled UK moths. I certainly wouldn't want that flying round my ears. It was left on a stack of pallets near the door, to bugger off when it was ready.
Quite how it managed to find its way into a warehouse in the middle of Northamptonshire, I don't know.
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Re: nature notes

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:13 pm

Def a privet hawk moth, the caterpillars feed on Privet, Lilac and Guelder rose.
Banded Demoiselle's are beautiful with a lovely sheen and the females body is a metallic emerald. Emperor Dragonfly around today and 9 species of butterfly around the bramble hedge, and the Goldcrests have just fledged 4 young in a conifer. Get the bat detector out tonight I think
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