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Hummingbird Hawk-moths are migratory visitors to The Lizard in good summers.
Photo: Ray Surridge

 

June is the main time of year to watch out for webs of Lackey moth caterpillars: hawthorn and blackthorn shrubs are good places to look.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

 

Watch out for Large Skippers from May to September in meadows, and in woodland rides and glades.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

This small and delicate butterfly is a protected species due to its serious decline in numbers, but the Lizard is somewhere they are hanging on.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Male Orange tip 128Orange-tips can be seen on the wing along the hedgerows and verges as the weather becomes warmer in mid- to late spring.
Photo: Andreas Eichler

 

Peacock butterflyPeacock butterflies emerge into the sunshine from their winter sleep in the spring.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Peacock butterflyWhile butterflies and moths are not generally as efficient pollinators as some other insects, they do their bit. Read on to find out more.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Poplar Hawk-moth caterpillars will happily munch their way through willow (Salix sp.).
Photo: Ray Surridge

Privet HawkmothThis lovely Privet Hawkmoth was spotted at Caerthillian, resting on a fence.
Photo: Steve Townsend

The migratory Red Admiral butterfly can be spotted from spring until winter in the milder climate of the south-west.
Photo: Amanda Scott