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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A nice surprise

I spotted this Hawkmoth resting by day on a granite boulder in a mountain valley last week (14/5/17) and thought it looked familiar but not quite right.  The extra lines on the thorax indicate Hyles lineata (White-lined Hawkmoth).  Unfortunately for Carmarthenshire moth'ers, I was in the southern Sierra Nevada, California at the time ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Well done Cowboy Sam. The similar striped hawk-moth is starting to turn up in the UK. Last night (Weds 24/5) saw bumper numbers of resident moths with the really warm night-time temperatures. My only migrants were two dark sword-grasses.