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2 inch plus moth

Observed: 22nd July 2012 By: edward_ammoniteedward_ammonite’s reputation in Invertebratesedward_ammonite’s reputation in Invertebrates
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REALLY large moth; the largest I've ever seen. At least 2 inches in length. Oddly couldn't see any antennae. Sat in fairly bright sunlight on a fencepost. I thought given the size it must be a hawkmoth of some kind, but my (not very good) book doesn't seem to have an obvious match ...

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Species with which Privet Hawk-moth (Sphinx ligustri) interacts


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Thanks everyone for the ID. It's good to know what he/she was. What a beautiful creature!