Friday, 4 September 2020

My view of the Elephant Hawk-moth Larva

Having posted a few photos taken earlier in the week by David of an Elephant Hawk-moth larva he had seen en route to the nearest Post Office, I was absolutely delighted this afternoon to learn that there was a caterpillar in very close proximity to our home. As you can see it was busy eating its way through some Rosebay Willowherb leaves when I arrived.

I like the way its shape seems to mirror the grass seedhead just below it!

Not much left of the plant!


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Ragged Robin said...

Super! I have never actually seen one! Your photos are great.

Mike Perry said...

What lovely photos. I remember one of these, as a caterpillar, munching its way up one of my fuchsia plants. Interesting post.

Lowcarb team member said...

What fabulous photographs.

All the best Jan