Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Strange caterpillars in the garden

Elephant Hawk moth larvae defoliating the Fuschias

Buff Tip 

On Sunday there were 7 Buff Tip (Phalera bucephala) caterpillars walking around the garden beneath the Birch tree. It was very windy so they may have been blown out. While looking for more my son spotted the Elephant Hawk moth (Deilephila elpenor) larvae on on of our Fuschias.  Strangely this year I have had the moth trap running weekly but not caught any of these as adults but I have caught an adult Puss Moth and John Hall (Howden Blogger) has a nice Puss moth larvae photo on his blog. A larvae which I would love to find.

1 comment:

John Hall said...

Puss Moth was from Briardene at Whitley Bay. Am running a Moth Blog also at Just started doing it so the odd id might be a bit puzzling to others but all comments/lambastings appreciated.