Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Eyed Hawkmoth.

A pristine male was found resting in a greenhouse at Skircoat Green allotments today (16th). It was found by a lady plot holder who knew I had an interest in such things. Quite a find!
Photo by finder - Joan Sleight.

6 comments:

AndyC said...

Very Nice ..good to know there around ,,,any pics .??Still not seen one locally....

charlie streets said...

Joan,(the finder), took a few but I think her camera settings were not in macro mode and the auto focus captured the distant back drop quite nicely - not the moth unfortunately.

Bennyboymothman said...

Ah glad to know it's 'Hawk' time again, nice and mild here tonight, hoping for a decent catch after a week off!

charlie streets said...

I tell a lie! Joan did manage a couple of very nice pics after all.I'll post the best one up.

Ben,what a way to start the hawk season - it's a very rarely recorded moth in Calderdale. Only around 6 records I think.

AndyC said...

Its a top spot for Hawkmoths all around Skircot and the allotment has had lots of realy good breeding records.Shows what a good habitat allotments are for moths.

Bennyboymothman said...

Blimey, then it is a very good record indeed! it is 3rd commonest in the garden here after Popular and Elephant, though closwely matching Lime in numbers annually.