Object of the Week – 29/11/12

Every week we show you a picture of one of the objects in the museum. Do you know what this is?

Object of the week. Tell us if you know what this is

 

Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?

Eyed Hawk-moth

Well done if you knew it was an Eyed Hawk-moth (Smerinthus ocellata) which can be found in the display of moths on the ground floor of the museum.

These moths have beautiful eye spots on their hind wings which they display when threatened to startle predators.