Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Death's-head Hawk-moth (Acherontia atropos)
My sister in Essex sent me this photo yesterday afternoon asking me what it was. She found the moth resting on her washing in the kitchen when she went to put it away late yesterday afternoon. I told her to get the Essex moth recorder round right away as they would be delighted with the record, he called round last night to collect the moth for their records.
So don't bother with the moth traps this month just add to some fabric conditioner to your washing and leave a window open and you too might get a specimen of this magnificent moth :-)