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    Posted: 02 Aug 2014 at 3:41pm
Hey Will, my girlfriend's kitchen seems to be very attractive to winged invertebrates lately, for some reason

Can you ID any of these please? Am I right in thinking the first is a Southern Hawker (?):













any ideas for the moths please?

thanks, Ben
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 2014 at 6:56pm
Hi Ben

sounds like a nice kitchen!  it looks like a southern hawker to me; I was at the London Wetland Centre yesterday and took a photo of this female egg laying.  I never realised how spiky the 'can-opener' ovipositor is - perhaps that's why they were known as 'horse stingers' in olden times?

I'm useless on moths, apart from hawk moths I am in the dark with them, as it were - sorry about that!

 
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Hi Liz

Yes first is Southern Hawker followed by a Migrant Hawker.

Your moths are Swallow-tailed Moth followed by Small Scallop.
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Swallowtail moth?
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Just an admin post to state that natrix5's post was not visible until I approved this morning, so Suzy would not have seen it when she posted.

Also, Ben, please clean your nails, they are worse than my husbands! LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2014 at 10:06am
Nice one natrix5, thanks for adding to my inadequate answerSmile!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Liz Heard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2014 at 9:35pm
Thanks Will, Suzy and Natrix for the IDs, although the 1st 2 pics are of the same dragonfly.

It seems as soon as i clean my nails they get dirty again. That's what you get for constantly grubbing out wildlife in the mud.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2014 at 9:47pm
I'll stick with southern hawker, then - immature male.  But I could well be wrong, Ben!
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Yep, a Swallowtail moth, there's other moths that have the same common name as Butterflies, Brimstone is one.   I have my mothbox out tonight, it will be interesting what turns up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Liz Heard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2014 at 4:27pm
Thanks!

Seems the invertebrates continue to find my girlfriend's place a magnet. This magnificent (and surprisingly feisty!) larva was inching it's way across the drive today:

Elephant Hawk Moth Deilephila elpenor right guys??





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