There’s an Elephant in the fields!

I have always been aware that we have 2 species of Hawkmoths in our recording area. The Poplar has been recorded 4 times at Caldene Fields.  A good number of years ago I found a caterpillar of the Elephant Hawkmoth at Raw Nook NR and thought the species must be breeding here.  Well this morning for the first time at Caldene Fields I found this stunning beauty…….

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Elephant Hawkmoth at Caldene Fields

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