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Bedstraw Hawkmoth caterpillar

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By Uma


Bedstraw Hawkmoth caterpillar

Thank you, Muddywalters, for identifying...



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Its So Lovely Uma :)

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

And so FAT! :)

8 Feb, 2010

 

Yes Very Fat lol :) Is that its Nose or a Horn Uma ? :)

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

LOL :) It's a horn on its back side...Think this horn is for frightening other insects...

8 Feb, 2010

 

wow, cant wait to find out what its called

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Irish, hope, Toto or somebody will identify it...:)

8 Feb, 2010

 

Come on Toto.....What is is. The colouring is quite beautiful......but does that mean its trouble?...........

8 Feb, 2010

 

Beautiful markings.I do hope it isn't another one of those brought in from abroad.I would be a bit scared of that horn,never mind the other insects...

8 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's about to burst isn't it ??

8 Feb, 2010

 

Wonderful photos Uma. I think it might be a Hawkmoth caterpillar - possibly the Bedstraw Hawkmoth. They look scary but I'm sure I read somewhere that they're harmless. :-))

9 Feb, 2010

 

not only are they harmless..they turn into stunning moths....

9 Feb, 2010

 

I am glad about that.:o))

9 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Thanks everybody for your comments!
Muddywalters, thanks for your help! Think, you are right...

9 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely colours

13 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Agree with you, Sixpence...:)

15 Feb, 2010

 

: O )

16 Feb, 2010

 

A unicorn caterpillar. He is very plump!

18 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

It's going to be a beautiful creature...:)

18 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Uma, if you ever get to hold one of the moths in your hand, you will feel how tightly they grip - I was amazed. You are so right, they are very beautiful. :-)

18 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

MW, I held such caterpillars in my arms several times, it's really amazing!

19 Feb, 2010

 

That is a beauty, we have the elephant hawkmoth caterpillar in our garden most years, they are amazing, but not as attractive as this particular one.

27 Feb, 2010

 

Hey Dottie we used to get them in our other garden.They seemed to like eating the Solomon's seal leaves.

28 Feb, 2010

 

Lindak we gave up on Solomons seal years ago because of the sawfly, now I know something else eats it, we will not be growing it again........

28 Feb, 2010

 

Don't worry DD, as the name suggests, the caterpillars feed on bedstraws. :-)

28 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

It's a beauty, DD, agree with you.
Lindak, luckily this creature doesn't live in our garden. :)

1 Mar, 2010

 

Caterpillars are alright and turn into something really beautiful, being a butterfly or moth.

1 Mar, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Butterflies are welcome! :)

3 Mar, 2010

 

Moths are beautiful too except the ones whose lava eat your woollies!!!!!!!

4 Mar, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Ha, ha,ha! You are right, Linda! :)

4 Mar, 2010

 

Oh Lindak, do you remember Mothballs ? I had an Auntie who used to hang them behind the curtains in every room of her house !! :-(

4 Mar, 2010

 

A beautiful object.

4 Mar, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Thank you, Gurth!

9 Mar, 2010

 

Its a beauty....I though the horn was at its head....not its back-side...lol

26 Mar, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Thanks, Motinot!

7 Apr, 2010



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