Saturday, 7 May 2011

Silver-striped Hawk-moth

Previous records in the Bristol region were in 1925, 1886, 1885, 1884, 1869 and 1852, so there was much excitement when this moth was discovered in a trap on Walton Common at dawn on 6 May 2011.  Two stunning patch ticks within a week - will this be a bumper year, or is it all downhill from here?

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