Moths -

Tigers and Hawks

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There are nearly 60 species of butterflies in the United Kingdom and about 2500 species of moths.
Many of the moths are just as pretty as butterflies and some are just as big - we just don’t see them because they mainly fly at night.

If you have found a moth and cannot identify it try our moth website at bettonyb.co.uk

Elephant hawk-moth

Small elephant hawk-moth

Privet hawk-moth

Garden tiger moth

Poplar hawk-moth

Humming-bird hawk-moth

Ruby tiger moth

Scarlet tiger moth

Among the largest and most handsome of the British moths are the Hawk moths and the Tiger moths.
A few of the common species are shown here.
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