The elephant in the trap...


..is a small one. Small Elephant Hawk-moth is a regular here at Banstead, and in most years it is the commonest hawk-moth that I record. The rarest? Of the resident species that I've had it would be Privet, although I should give honourable mention to the single migrant Striped!

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Arjun Dutta said…
Never seen any except a Hummingbird, yet a Lime Hawkmoth landed on my sisters arm a few years when I wasn't around in Carshalton!!!
Steve Gale said…
I can get four species in the trap at once Arjun (mainly Elephant, Small Elephant, Poplar and Lime), with the odd Eyed, which are becoming more irregular now here in Banstead.

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