I found this chap hanging around on the brickwork just outside one of the hotels I work at today, He’s a Death’s-head moth, otherwise known as a Hawk moth… an he’s ruddy ENORMOUS!!! lol … Oh and apparently he will squawk if he’s alarmed??? Well thats what it says on the Wiki anyway.


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  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 5 years ago

    I like them Trevor they are beautiful little creatures – this is a great shot

  • Thanks Tony… It’s First tiime I’ve ever seen a live one. Half of me wants to put it in a jar and take it home so I can get some better pics… but I can’t find a suitable container and I’m not too sure about the squarking!!! lol

    – Trevor Patterson

  • Samantha Dean
    Samantha Deanabout 5 years ago

    Cool capture!! They used these moths in the movie The Silence of The Lambs. Very nice!!! :-)

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 5 years ago


  • bites
    bitesabout 5 years ago

    coolest moth Trevor!

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Trevor!! :)

  • machandel
    machandelabout 5 years ago

    Colors of background compliment him- as if he had been waiting for you just here to pass and notice him!

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