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Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moths are mostly nocturnal. Their larvae feed on ragwort. This specimen was collected in June 1963 by C. W. Holcroft using a mercury vapour lamp....

Poplar hawk-moth

This poplar hawk-moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Birch Green in Hertford in May 1960. It is probably the commonest hawk moth in the UK....

Grasshopper

This specimen was collected by N. Waloff and came to us via the Natural History Museum in London. It was collected at Vernet les Bains in France in August 1950....

Small elephant hawk-moth

Adult small elephant hawk-moths fly May-July across the UK but prefer chalky areas. Frank Lees collected this specimen near his home 4 June 1960. This is the much smaller relative of...

Striped hawk-moth

The striped hawk-moth is an uncommon immigrant to the southern UK. It can be seen April-October but is more common in the summer months. Frank Lees bred this specimen from...

Convolvulus hawk-moth

Frank Lees found this hawk-moth larva as an egg. He reared it until 20 October 1950 when he preserved it....

Comma butterfly

This comma butterfly was collected by Alexander Baynes in July 1971 at Stoodleigh in Devon. He donated his collections to the Museum before emigrating to Australia. The comma butterfly is...