This is a ghost moth, Hepialus humuli humuli.
As you may have noticed from the preceding photo, one of the books I got was Waring and Townsend’s Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (as well as the New Naturalist Moths book, by Michael Majerus).
This was fortuitous, as I had been researching moths a week before, inspired by Springwatch and a lack of knowledge on the subject. Then I found those books, and my mum found this furry creature.
As adults, they don’t eat, apparently. Poor hungry furry creature.
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- adventuresofalgy said: That’s very interesting, because I saw a moth very much like this today, and wondered what it was.
- magnius159 said: I hate bugs. Kill it. Kill it with a flamethrower. Yes. A damn flamethrower. After I pet it though, cuz it’s fuzzy.
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