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Pink spotted hawksmoth, woke me up at 4am in donitong manor hotel in England Kent, how did it get in with windows closed and, is it rare /cancerous or deadly?? Image below




Well it certainly isn't i any way shape or form dangerous! Cancerous - where the heck do you get that from! Super photo, moth was probably already in the room when you arrived.

29 Jun, 2014


it cant even bite. it feeds through a proboscis like a long curly drinking straw.
totally harmless. so panic not.

30 Jun, 2014


I no way is that moth dangerous. It can do no harm.

Cancerous? What gave you that idea?

30 Jun, 2014


Maybe she isn't British?

30 Jun, 2014


I reckon it's the Privet Hawk Moth. Beautiful specimen & photo. Have saved this pic, if that is ok.

30 Jun, 2014


I think you are right Feverfew...

30 Jun, 2014


The pink spotted one is not native to the UK in any case.

30 Jun, 2014


Could it have been in your luggage?

30 Jun, 2014

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