Given the abdomen I thought it was a clearwing but buggered if I can get it to species!
Where was it photographed?
In my wife’s school classroom. Warrington way. It’s in semi rural setting.
Nope. A good look through my field guides but nothing leaps out at me. Wonder if its a vagrant blown in on the southerlies? Whatever it is, its a fine looking beastie.
You might be right. Ignore that location. It was central London! (Didn’t read who the message was from).
Box Tree Moth (used an app).
not another UK tree biosecurity failure..
> Any ideas?
I think that's Marcus.
> I think that's Marcus.
Brother of Spartacus?
> Brother of Spartacus?
And friend of Sextus. Marcus et Sextus sunt amicus.
Box Tree Moth - I only know because there were (tens of) millions of them in the Ariege a couple of years ago - and none last year, so I looked it up. Invasive species, apparently with weird abseiling caterpillars - saw them too,
> And friend of Sextus. Marcus et Sextus sunt amicus.
I didn’t know you spoke Wiganese!
Box tree moth.
Your box hedges if they don't look burnt already, will be. Very aggressive feeders. Quite a problem caterpillar.
Pretty little moth tho.
Box Tree moth.