Poplar Hawk-moth

Poplar Hawk-moth

Observation - Poplar Hawk-moth. Description: Nothing unusual about a Poplar Hawk-moth except that this one is particularly faded and battered for so early in the flight season. This confirms previous comments about true flight seasons being upto a month in advance of those stated in field guides a

Nothing unusual about a Poplar Hawk-moth except that this one is particularly faded and "battered" for so early in the flight season. This confirms previous comments about true flight seasons being upto a month in advance of those stated in field guides and perhaps the weather is a factor ?