Finalist: Elephant Hawk-moth MK 15 Jun 2020

Finalist: Elephant Hawk-moth. June 2020. Milton Keynes. Janice Robertson

After starting moth trapping in my Milton Keynes garden in May 2020, I was thrilled to find this Elephant Hawk-moth a few weeks later. It was attracted to the 40 watt light bulb and fell into the trap opening. I opened the trap a little after dawn, before the day began to get too hot for the moths. The low sun began to shine into the garden. I put the moth gently on a piece of wood and took the photo with a close-focus lens attached to my Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera.

Janice Robertson