Alderney stamps feature hawk moths

\"\"A set of Alderney stamps is to feature six of the world\’s 1,400 species of hawk moths.The set of six, released by Guernsey Post on 23 February, features three species resident in Alderney; the Elephant, the Poplar and the Privet.Hawk moths are arguably some of the most spectacular of all moths.Their streamlined wings and bodies are perfectly adapted for rapid flight.

There are about 1,400 species of hawk moth around the world and some play a unique role in the pollination of plants.Some orchids have evolved to be pollinated solely by hawk moths – and if the moth becomes extinct, so too will the plants.There are nine species found in the British Isles, with seven found on Alderney.(source-BBC News)

 

 

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