We found this in our garden on a climbing fushia ,about 4" long and as thick as a finger.Does anyone know what moth/butterfly species please!!
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The photo is rather small but it looks rather like a Hawkmoth caterpillar.It has false 'eyes' as markings on its body to warn off its predators. It is found in the U.K and Northern Europe.
30 Aug, 2008
they seem to like my fuchsias too. stunning moths!!!
If it is a Hawkmoth, then i would sacrifice a fushia for that perticular caterpillar.
31 Aug, 2008
OH ! I hope I never see one of those on my fuchsias ! It looks a nasty thing.
Best wishes, Hywel.
Hope i dont get any on my fucshias! either.
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