Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lime Hawk-moths

The two splendid Lime Hawk-moths below were photographed yesterday, 2nd May, at the National Trust's Greys Court (SU724834) near Henley-on-Thames, Oxon.

Chris Woodrow
Benson, Oxon


  1. Wonderful! I am looking forward v much to my first hawk this year. I remember some years ago, my older son pointed out a Lime Hawk sitting on a wall on Walton Street in Oxford. Are they slightly more day-active than other hawks? All best M

  2. I don't think they're active by day but maybe they are less fussy about where they perch until nightfall! It is probably just co-incidence that they get spotted. I've seen the odd record of Poplar and Eyed Hawk-moths already this year but Lime Hawks are being reported quite regularly so could appear in your trap any time now.


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