Help with ID of Moth

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Help with ID of Moth

Postby Silvertongue84 » Mon 23 Sep 2019 13:48

Hi hello all
could you tell me what this moth is called it was a huge great big thing flew in at work, so I took some photos of it and I am curious, and is it male/female?
if anyone could help would be awesome I can supply more pictures if needed
thanks

Mat
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Re: Help with ID of Moth

Postby Silvertongue84 » Mon 23 Sep 2019 13:51

My bad! I posted in wrong section but I am new to forum sorry
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Re: Help with ID of Moth

Postby MarkCubitt » Mon 23 Sep 2019 17:58

Hi Mat

Your moth is a Poplar Hawk-moth. They are indeed one of the largest moths we get in the area. The males and females have the same colouration. They don't normally fly after the end of July, so was the photo taken a while ago?

Thanks for your post.
Mark
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Re: Help with ID of Moth

Postby Silvertongue84 » Tue 24 Sep 2019 01:29

Hi Mark
Thank you for your reply and info it’s so interesting, to be honest with you my photos are a few years old and were taken when I lived in the north-east, are they still around as a species then? Do you know where they originate from when it flew in I thought it was a bird because it was that big a beauty in fact!
Thanks

Mat
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Re: Help with ID of Moth

Postby MarkCubitt » Tue 24 Sep 2019 20:22

Hi Mat

There are a number of moths in the Hawk-moth family. The Poplar Hawk-moth is the most frequently seen species of the family in Scotland. Here is a link to the distribution map showing where it is found. https://eastscotland-butterflies.org.uk/quantitymaps/1981.GIF

Regards
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Re: Help with ID of Moth

Postby Silvertongue84 » Wed 02 Oct 2019 17:00

Hi Mark
well thanks for your help and thats very interesting, I did wonder to be honest, and you say male/female the same colours so how do you id sex?
I have other photos if needed

thanks

Mat
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