First Hummingbird Hawkmoth of the year…

Humminbird Hawk Moth Bepton Sussex June 2018

Will 2018 be as good as 2017 for Hummingbird Hawkmoths?

It’s only the 21st June and look at this – a Hummingbird Hawkmoth scooting around the garden!

These wonderful, day flying moths arrive in the UK in varying numbers every year – with 2017 being a bumper year when the weather and the wind brought them to the UK in their millions. They fly up from the Med, breeding in the UK in July/August with numbers boosted by UK offspring from September onwards.

More photos and words about why we saw so many Hummingbird Hawkmoths in Sussex during the summer of 2017.

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