Identify Silk Moths and Hawk-moths (Bombycoidea)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia

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Elephant Hawkmoth
Deilephila elpenor

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Poplar Hawkmoth
Laothoe populi

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Lime Hawkmoth
Mimas tilliae

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Eyed Hawkmoth
Smerinthus ocellata

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Privet Hawkmoth
Sphinx ligustri

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire