Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Another Convolvulus Hawk

Gaynor Norman kindly sent the following message:  "I thought you might be interested to know that we had a Convolvulus Hawk Moth in our back garden in Marlow, Bucks on three evenings last week.  It was feeding on Nicotiana plants which I have never grown before but certainly will again next year!"

Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Marlow

Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Marlow

This sighting actually pre-dates Neil Fletcher's record from Walter's Ash by 24 hours as the moth was first seen in Marlow on 12th September.  Excellent news for us to have had another Bucks record and shows the value of planting tobacco plants which the moth seems able to detect from miles away.  Hopefully there are still more of them out there waiting to be seen...!

1 comment:

  1. Recapping on Convolvulus appearances, I'm now aware of the following seen in our area:

    Marlow, Bucks (1)
    Walter's Ash, Bucks (1)
    Oxford, Oxon (2)
    Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon (1)
    Thatcham, Berks (1)

    Has anyone heard of any others?


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