What kind of moth is that? 19 Sep 2016

Some children in my class came in from lunch playtime today with a giant moth.

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It took a real shine to Ronan!

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But what kind of moth was it? Ronan thought it was an elephant hawk moth:
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Sadly no! Too pink. How about a British Hawk moth?

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A beautiful moth, but not our guy either. In fact, it turns out that there are many different types of hawk moth native to our isles:

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But the one the children found, attached to Ronan’s face, was actually a privet hawk moth. What a beauty!

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