Monster moths spotted in Bourne

Privet Hawk Moths
Privet Hawk Moths

HUGE moths have been spotted in a garden in Bourne.

The two moths, which appear to be Privet Hawk Moths, were photographed by Eric Metheringham, of Watling Close, after his neighbour Jill Taylor found them in her garden on Friday.

The moths are each about three inches long. Eric said: “Their size seemed so unusual I had to take the pictures.

“They are something you would not want to walk into on a dark night. I just hope they are friendlier than they look.”

Spurred on by his curiosity Eric went online to try and identify them.