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Observed: 25th July 2012 By: linda23

is this a species of moth? wondered if this is 2 moths mating? They measured about 2 inches across and were on my garden gate post all day, the top one disappeared a couple of hours before the bottom one (the black post should be vertical not horizontal, not sure why that has happened

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) interacts


TheTlady's picture

Pair of Poplar Hawk-moths mating

Great observation, well done. Excellent to get a shot of a pair of Poplar Hawk-moths mating, particularly with the female displaying the buff colour variation. Nice shot!

Amadan's picture

"...disappeared a couple of hours before the bottom one -"

I'm just waiting for one of the female iSpotters to say something about typical male behaviour ;-)

If you edit this observation, and change the group to "invertebrates" rather than "other organisms", more of the interested people will take note of it.

nightfly's picture

Super observation Linda, just

Super observation Linda, just noticing this now. Ive only seen a painting of the buff variation in a book before. Its very impressive.