Boston bakery receives a mam-moth visitor

THIS mammoth moth had workers at a Boston bakers raising their eyebrows... instead of their loaves last week.

Throughout Wednesday morning, this four-inch long insect perched on the windowsill of the Jessops store in Bridge Street, unmoved by passers-by.

Abigail Jackson, from Long Sutton’s Butterfly and Wildlife Park, identified the creature as a privet hawkmoth, a species that has become a regular visitor to people’s gardens in recent years.

“It is a nocturnal species, and so I suspect it was disturbed during the day and simply thought the window was a safe place to sit,” she said.

“The privet hawkmoth went through a decline in the 1980s and 90s when privet bushes became less popular as garden ornaments.”