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We found two of these in the garden a fortnight or so ago. As there was a weeding campaign they had to be moved onto other willow herbs. Absolutely amazed at how quickly they stripped the plants, for such sluggish seeming creatures. Funny thing is we've never seen the moths in the garden.
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I had cause yesterday to wade through a few of my gone wild grassy areas and there were various types of moths flying or stumbling about. I have to say I am fairly underwhelmed by drab looking moths such as in your photo. However I was thrilled at 8pm yesterday when a hummingbird hawk moth flew in as I was sat watching for bats. It spent 10 minutes on my verbena plants. This makes me a moth snob I guess. I like the colourful or larger moths but apart from that...

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I built my own moth trap many moons ago, wooden box with a light bulb and egg boxes, probably got the idea off the telly. Something I should do again because I like the butterflies of the night, be them big and exciting or small and brownish. Wink
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Arvensis, I do hope I didn't cause you to delete your post! I was just trying to say that plain looking moths do nothing for me. I've set up moth attracters in my garden in the past (inspection lamp lit behind a white sheet hung up) - lots came along, but nothing wildly exciting to my eyes. However I've been on an RSPB event where two enthusiasts  set up with light and egg boxes and they were very excited by the range of species.The other members of the public present only got interested when a hawk moth flew in - so it's not just me. I'm not wild about lichen, liverworts and mosses, but I know they are some folk's passion.
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I'm a bit confused, which of these are Migrant hawkers and / or Southern Hawkers and / or none of the above ??????




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nice pics!  I'd go common darter above, migrant hawker below.
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Agree with Will.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AGILIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2014 at 8:42am
Hi WILL I see plenty of them around the Stoboro area spose you do as well keith
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