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Ivy Blossom

Ivy blossom offers a useful source of nectar for hungry moths. A dusk visit with a torch may reveal a surprising number of species.

Looking at any flowering plants may produce feeding moths. The spectacular Convolvulus Hawk-moth is particularly attracted to the flowers of Tobacco Plant (Nicotiana) at dusk, where it hovers in front of the flower and uses its 14cm proboscis like a straw to drink the nectar.