Pine Hawk-moth in the garden

I have written about the Hawk-moths (Sphingidadae) several times during my short time mothing with an actinic lure in our back garden. We have seen a fair selection of the species present in the British Isles. My photos are in the HM section of my Mothematical Gallery.

So far in 2020, Lime HM, Eyed HM, and Poplar HM have made appearances. Morning of 19 May 2020, a new one for the garden – Pine Hawk-moth,  Sphinx pinastri (Linnaeus, 1758).

Pine Hawk-moth from above
Pine Hawk-moth from above
Pine Hawk-moth from the side
Pine Hawk-moth from the side
Pine Hawk-moth face-on
Pine Hawk-moth face-on
Grey/Dark Dagger agg with Pine HM
Grey/Dark Dagger agg with Pine HM. The Dagger is about 18mm long

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