National Moth Week: 17-25 July
There really is no end to all the special focus weeks on different kinds of wildlife - but this one is particularly relevant to us, given Andrew Graham's amazing photos of the moths in his traps.
We saw some magnificent species last year, but none I feel is more dramatic than this year's first Eyed Hawkmoth. The Guardian's Country Diary described the excitement of seeing it in a moth trap at Castle Howard:
'Something huge and swarthy emerges slowly, theatrically. An eyed hawk-moth: dark angel, Bram Stokerish, unsettling even before the lurid jump-scare flash of glaring false eyes on its underwings.'
Peter Shallcross is breeding both them and Privet Hawkmoths. so expect some more superb shots to mark this very special week.
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