Moth about 2-3 inches long with red markings on a predominantly beige background
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Could it have been an Elephant Hawk-moth?:
Entomologist and biological recorder
Red on a beige background? I'd go for Poplar Hawk http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1981
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!
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
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
Without an image _or_ a description? Really? I didn't know that. I'll take a look.
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.
My money's on the Poplar. After all these years and hundreds of postings, do you remember?
Trawling history still
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Lat/Lng: 52.0, -0.8
OS grid ref: SP8339