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The large, beautiful caterpillar larvae of the elephant hawk moth has two pairs of eye markings, which are made even more prominent when it withdraws its head into its body. They are, typically, a blackish-brown colour but are sometimes green
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on dealing with mothsCaterpillarsCabbage white caterpillarsElephant hawk MothCodling moth
anythingearly spring, summerMore common garden pestsLeatherjackets on lawns, brassicas, strawberries and ornamental plantsElephant hawk moth on fuschia plantsWhitefly on greenhouse plantsMullein moth - affecting verbascum, buddleja and figworts.
.apples, pears, quince, walnutsspring, summerMore common garden pestsMullein moth - on verbascum, buddleja and figwort.Elephant hawk moth on fuschia plants.Caterpillars on any plants.Cabbage white caterpillars on brassicas and nasturtiums.
, will it come back next year or would I have to let it spread some seeds? And if you're lucky you may get elephant hawk moths laying their eggs on it - beautiful! I'd dead had it to stop it seeding. It will come back from the same roots next year, so you don
or if the badger is finding a way in again. We have had an unusual visitor this year, which i have found out is an elephant hawk moth caterpillar. I first thought it was a slug. They were last seen demolishing a fuchsia bush, which they apparently love.I've read
as you then have to start all over again Anyway- I can now say nice camellia Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar Just showing off now! Thanks, Lorea...the pic doesn't show that it's about 10ft tall. It's very old and flowers like that every year without fail