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Green eyed monster?


By tonjo


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!!!

30 Aug, 2008


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.

31 Aug, 2008


Hope i dont get any on my fucshias! either.

31 Aug, 2008

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