Jul 12 2021

UK hawk-moth identification and facts

Hawk-moths are some of the largest and most recognisable moths in the UK.


From the greyish-brown poplar hawk-moth which rests with its hindwings visible beyond the leading edge of the forewings and its abdomen curled upwards – to the privet hawk-moth which is our largest resident hawk-moth. 


Learn to tell which is which with our visual guide to 10 of the most commonly encountered UK species which can be found on our website here


We’d love to know if you’ve spotted any Hawk moths this year.

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