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Elephants in the Fuschias
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:44:02 »
I could have put this post in Pests and Diseases, but something this beautiful doesn't deserve to be called a pest. They can chomp my Fuschias any day!

I went to water the bedding pots outside the front door, and look who was staring back at me!!!
There were 3 of them just 20cm apart
Elephant Hawk Moth larvae. Deilephila elpenor.
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Elephants in the Fuschias
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:44:02 »

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Re: Elephants in the Fuschias
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 08:36:01 »
Yes ! What a beautiful creature !   :sunny:  Thankyou for sharing your magic moment   :sunny: Debbie  :wave:
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Re: Elephants in the Fuschias
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 18:22:51 »
Wonderful! I'm with you (like Mullein Moth on my mullein) - they can chomp what they like. I once had the pleasure of watching one unfold as it emerged from its pupa - beautiful things!

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