Day 24: For today’s RAW or Random Act of Wildness, The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild app has chosen: unleash an inner artist: sketch the wild up close. Since it’s National Insect week, and joining in the spirit of the occasion for 30 Days Wild, (even though I’m no artist) I’ve picked up coloured pencils and made a sketch of my favourite moth, (one I’ve still yet to see in the wild) the elephant hawk moth.
Some facts on the elephant hawk moth:
- Adults can be seen between May and August
- Wingspan can be up to 6cm
- They feed on nectar
- Adults are nocturnal
- Their caterpillars look like they have a face and can grow up to 85mm in length
- So named due to the fact that their caterpillars look like an elephant’s trunk
What is your favourite moth?
Thanks for reading, and stay wild!