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Hornet Clearwing Moth

Sesia apiformis   (Hornet moth )




Found in English woodlands from the south to the midlands and into East Anglia

The hornet moth or hornet clearwing is a large moth native to Europe and the Middle East and has been introduced to North America. Its protective coloration is an example of Batesian mimicry, as its similarity to a hornet makes it unappealing to predators. Wikipedia


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