A selection of the many hawkmoths caught one night
Over recent years I have been running a moth trap on an infrequent basis whilst in Thailand during the winter months, mostly at Chiang Dao in Northern Thailand. The trap is very basic set up, I purchased a small 6 watt strip light from Tescos and swapped the fluorescent tube for a UV one also purchased from Tescos, the whole set up costing just a few hundred Thai Baht (four or five pounds sterling). The light was placed over a cardbox, a white sheet or simply on the ground, as the photos show the results were impressive.
Atlas Moth Attacus atlas
Possibly Antheraeo frithi
Death's Head Hawkmoth Acherontia lachesis
One night I was joined by a couple of friends for a beer.