Video - Britain being invaded by palm-sized moths from the continent - which are attracted to cigarettes and alcohol

Moth-lovers are hoping to catch the massive Convolvulus Hawk-moth using ornamental tobacco plants, planted earlier this year, and wine soaked ropes.

Wednesday, 9th September 2015, 2:26 pm

With a 12cm wingspan, the moth is one of the largest moths found in Europe, yet it is capable of pin-point precision flight. It hovers to drink nectar from deep tubular tobacco plant flowers using its amazingly long 7.5cm proboscis - tube-like mouth. Arranged by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, it is hoped that sightings of the giant insect will help build a clear picture of moth migration into the UK on Moth Night.

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