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27 Aug 2009 16:41 - 27 Aug 2009 16:42 #234 by Gordon
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Cor....Impressive late summer visitor found at the stable at Infield. A Convolvulus Hawk Moth, which is the largest of the British found insects.

Large it certainly is. Overall length of 7 cm and wing span of 12.5 cm. Give that moth some room there!

Taster photo for now, but better images to be seen at:

www.abernyte.org/index.php/Wildlife/convolvulus-hawk-moth.html



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27 Aug 2009 18:57 - 30 Aug 2009 11:38 #235 by Hamish Carr
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Yes we felt very privileged to see it too. And just to show how big it was -

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06 Oct 2009 13:51 #250 by Harvey Carruthers
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As a Convolvulus Hawkmoth is such an uncommon moth in these parts, we reported the sighting to the moth recorder for this area, John Thorpe. John who lives in Pitlochry, runs a light trap, and had another Convolvulus Hawkmoth in his trap on that same night. So we have gone from a single sighting to evidence of a movement of them that night. This moth is an annual immigrant species. It is found often in large numbers on the South of England each year sometimes in large numbers, but it is resident in Africa. It is occasionally found as far north as Orkney and Shetland, but with only two records for this part of Scotland. So now we have four records!


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