Poplar Hawk-moth

This poplar hawk-moth was attracted to the ultra-violet light of a moth-trap that I set up in our garden a few years ago. They like willows, watersides, woodlands and gardens, so our location here at the lower end of Coxley Valley offers a perfect habitat.

Unlike other hawk-moths, it holds its hind-wings out at right angles so that they project in front of the fore-wings.

Drawn from a photograph on the iPad using Adobe Sketch, my first drawing using the program.

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