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Found an awesome catterpillar hiding in my garden (3 replies)

carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

Hi Folks, recently I was moving a flower planter which was sitting on old bricks and underneath  I found this beauty a bit of research tells me (I believe) it is a privet hawk moth, I was so happy, at the moment he is sitting in a coffee jar with some leaves in my shed and I am hoping he will turn into a wonderful moth next spring.

I think he is on the point of turning into a chrysalis (sp) as he was not active when I found him.

https://gardencommunity.thompson-morgan.com/tandm_forum/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/catterpillar.jpg

Carol in Essex

carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

Sadly my catterpillar has not survived 🙁

Carol in Essex

NewHomeNewGarden
NewHomeNewGarden
3 years ago
NewHomeNewGarden 3 years ago

That's such a shame carolb. 🙁

Newbie to gardening with a little bit of horti knowledge but still needing all the advice I can get

carolb
carolb
3 years ago
carolb 3 years ago

I think I was to kind to it and made the kitchen towel I put it on a tad to wet, the poor thing went mouldy 🙁

But I love the butterfly in your picture.

Carol

Carol in Essex





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