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    Was sitting in the kitchen when i heard something hitting the window, now i HATE moths, i am a total basketcase if i walk into a room and a moth is in it, so i was so brave in the kitchen taking this photos and sent hubby outside to get a better view for me lol can anyone tell me what kind this is, btw as i am typing this the MONSTER is still flying at the window.

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    A ugly Moth
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    it looks total evil!!! was it after you?

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    Wow! That's impressive.
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    Now that i have got over the shock from last night, i was looking over the photos and thinking to myself i have now lost the plot! This picture is saying to me ' Hey im cute really'

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    This picture is saying 'GAWD, quit flashing at me, im getting dizzy' lol
    Now i must go and lie down again as this has brought back the scary moments and mental note to keep windows shut incase he comes back with his friends!!!

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    Not sure but possibly a Convolvulus Hawk-Moth (which is not showing its striped body)???

    Photo looks similar here, I am sure someone will put me right if not. I would be going nuts if that was flying around inside the house.

    http://www.essexfieldclub.org.uk/por...us%20Hawk-Moth
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    Just to confirm Kas's ID - what you have is a beautiful Convolvulus Hawkmoth. I put a picture up of one a few days ago with a few notes about it. This the third I know about in Caithness in the last week.

    Highlander - would you mind sending me a PM with the exact location (grid reference would be helpful) and date so that we can include it in the Caithness moth records data base?

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    That's the adult (imago) form of the hairy brottag.
    Last edited by sids; 10-Sep-09 at 22:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sids View Post
    That's the adult (imago) fom of the hairy brottag.
    OMG!!! i hope not as there is a few of those cheeky chappies in the garden and i thought they were cute, oh plzzzzzzz no more scary thoughts!

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    my daughter loves moths and sghe would have loved to have seen this one (she's only 6)

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    My Caithnessian is not good enough to know what a "hairy brottag" is but I assume that it is a caterpillar. The Convolvulus Hawkmoth is a migrant from continental Europe and it is highly unlikely that it can breed successfully in UK, certainly any caterpillars would not survive into adulthood. Highlander's moth has travelled a great distance before knocking at her window and like all travellers should be given an hospitable Caithnessian welcome!

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    OMG Highlander, that is a humongous moth!!

    Keep him up at your end o' e' hill - those eyes belong on an owl

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    dont know about the moth...but the photos are pretty good.......but rather on your window that mine....tee hee
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