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    Default Moth

    This has been on my garage door all day, donít remember seeing these very often.
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    Lime Hawk-moth - Mimas tiliae.
    No idea what it is doing so far north, or on the wing in September!
    Gorgeous insect: good spot!

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    It is beautiful, how lucky to see it.

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    A very good place to check moth finds is http://www.caithnessmoths.org.uk/

    Each month has section on what to lookout for - eg October http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?279484-Moth

    Neil Money runs the site - http://www.caithnessmoths.org.uk/cou...orderpage.html

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    Actually this moth is not Lime Hawk-moth but Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)
    Latest Lifer: #4164 - Madagascar Rail (Rallus madagascariensis) - Mantadia, Madagascar (09/10/10)

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    Hi, thanks for the info, certainly looks like that one.

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    Sorry, Bigfoot! I should have left this to someone who knows what they are talking about (or at least looked at the picture properly).

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    No worries, i have that conversation with myself on a daily basis

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