Giant moths visiting UK from Europe

The UK is being visited by giant moths, some of which are as big as the hand.
Wildlife lovers are on the look out for the various breeds that are making their way and report their sightings back to conservationists.
According to the Hull Daily Mail, breeds of the rare moths include the silver-striped hawk moth, the hummingbird hawk moth and the giant convolvulus hawk moth – which has a wingspan of more than 10cm.

According to the Butterfly Conservation, the breeds are expected to be found near ivy because they feed on the blossom which flowers late in the year.
Butterfly Conservation head of recording, Richard Fox said, “A quick check of ivy blossom on a sunny autumn day will reveal bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects, all making the most of this seasonal bonanza of nectar.
“After dark, the pollinator nightshift takes place and a myriad of moths come out to feed.
Moth Night 2017 ran from October 12 to 14, say UK media reports.