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ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH


This has to be my favourite moth, they are fairly common in the parks and gardens of Otley but quite hard to spot, which is hard to believe given how colourful they are! Their visible fur is golden-olive with bright pink bars on the wings and body. Like a lot of moths they are nocturnal, waking up at dusk to start feeding from honeysuckle and other tubular flowers on the wing.


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