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Hello there, my name is Bailey.
I came across this very strange bug today, in an underpass. It looks a bit like a moth, but the body is too big to be a moth. The whole thing was very brightly coloured with lots of pink streaks.
I'm clueless when it comes to wildlife, so I am hoping someone here knows what I saw.
I've attached some pictures, but I took then with my phone in low light conditions, so they are a bit fuzzy.
It's the gorgeous Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila elpenor - arguably one of the UK's most beautiful moths?
Yes, that is definitely the moth I saw!
Such a beautiful insect, really eye catching. I just had to know what it was!
Thank you :-)