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Hawk moth?

Observed: 24th June 2009 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Description:

Moth about 2-3 inches long with red markings on a predominantly beige background

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Elephant Hawk-moth?

Could it have been an Elephant Hawk-moth?:
http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1991

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Entomologist and biological recorder

bobthebirder's picture

hawk moth

Red on a beige background? I'd go for Poplar Hawk http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1981

Bob Ford

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Thanks, David. This was an

Thanks, David. This was an ancient observation from the early days of iSpot. Borders where I found it has gone bust since then. I am amazed that you found it!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

DavidHowdon's picture

Un-IDd

I've been using the map and filters to find records without a "Likely ID" and been attempting to do some of them.

Of course there are an awful lot there that are without either image or description. Perhaps some way of iSpot deleting them would be good

Jonathan's picture

Without an image _or_ a

Without an image _or_ a description? Really? I didn't know that. I'll take a look.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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There are quite a few

where I think either people have been using iSpot for recording rather than identifying so just asserting "one blue tit in my garden" and the like.

And a few where I suspect people had difficulty with the iSpot interface and so managed to enter nothing.

dejayM's picture

money

My money's on the Poplar. After all these years and hundreds of postings, do you remember?
Derek
Trawling history still