I got home from work to a text that, quite frankly, stunned me. My good mate Paul Gosling, head of Exeter Road primary school, had this incredible moth, resting on the side of a school building. I'm hugely grateful to Paul for letting me see it, and for letting me take it home to photograph. It's one of those species you just never think you're going to actually see in the UK. Breathtakingly beautiful in the flesh and, of course, uber-rare. Thanks again Paul!
The spot where the Oleander hawkmoth was found. Not far from a light but surrounded by school children running around, having fun. Amazing!