Thursday, 23 June 2011

Small Elephant Hawkmoth (Dielephila porcellus)

I rescued this beautiful moth from the jaws of my cat, but not – I'm afraid – in time to prevent its demise. It had, apparently, been flying around the kitchen and creating quite a stir. You will need to forgive its rather below-par appearance, but I'm not good on moths and the reason for the post is to establish that this is indeed a Small Elephant Hawkmoth. Any observations gratefully received.


  1. No idea which one it might be but what a stunning creature. Shame about the cat getting it.