I rarely post anything on the GuernseyGulls blog apart from Gull news...but there have to be exceptions! Yesterday Rich Austin was undertaking some regular moth trapping in Carole and Hugo Kinnersly's garden at La Petite Valette, St. Saviour's when amongst the catch was a stunning Death's Head Hawkmoth...Europe's largest...and surely one of the most impressive...moths! Apparently this was the 2nd one trapped in Guernsey this year. Catherine and I popped up late in the day to see the spectacular moth and take a few photos...shortly before dusk ...when it flew back out into the night. It's amazing to think there are such impressive beasts flying around our gardens at night!
Death's Head Hawkmoth