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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    So, just scrolling through Facebook and saw this picture......no-one seems to know what it is?

     

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    So, just scrolling through Facebook and saw this picture......no-one seems to know what it is?

     

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    Elephant Hawk Moth?

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

    That my friend, is a moth. :winky:

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    My guess would be some form of hawk moth, but difficult without knowing where in the world the picture was taken. My guess would be poplar hawk moth.

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    Bloody creepy looking. Having looked closer, yeah it's a moth but looks huge in a bigger pic size on facebook!

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  • Location: Ireland - East Coast
  • Location: Ireland - East Coast

    Possibly a humming bird hawk moth also. Not unusual with extended southerly winds to see continental insects, even over in Ireland. I'll never forget seeing my first hummingbird hawk moth, took a while to figure out what it was,

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    Problem solved in under 10 minutes then. Cheers guys!

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  • Location: West Cumbria, Egremont 58m (190.3ft) ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold/snow winter, Warm/hot summer, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales
  • Location: West Cumbria, Egremont 58m (190.3ft) ASL

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    Bloomin' heck it has escaped...just checked the wallet lol.

    Been a fair while since seeing a beastie quite that big, as spotted in the likes of inner France even Scampton a good few years back! Barrack loos were often festooned with bigger moths during the hot Summer nights, any evening time visit was usually met with..blimey is it a small bird?

    Hawk moths sure do stand out somewhat, quite a presence.

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    That is a Poplar Hawkmoth yes, I haven't seen one in ages!

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    There are several things they might be, including oak processionary moth caterpillars, in which case don't touch them as the hairs are often an irritant. It might be worth sending the photo to the relevant division of the local council, who might run a control programme (or might have an outsourced one that you have to pay for, sadly).

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