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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:04 pm

This chap was in the garden this afternoon, before it started raining again.

OK where did he go?? or rather what did I do wrong?

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Hopefully this time

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:06 pm





This guy was huge!!!

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Post by kimb on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:07 pm

omg what is it ??
id have run a mile if id seen that in my garden
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:11 pm

Dirty great caterpillar. God knows what he will turn into. He looked better from the side, more like he had eyes.

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Post by kimb on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:12 pm

how long was it , he looks about 6inches long on this but i hope he was not.
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:21 pm

Well I would say he was coming on for 5". Actually he is probably still there, in the rain, coz I didn't have the nerve to try to move him.

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:58 pm

5 Inches???? Blummin 'eck - I wouldn't want to be there when the full grown whatever-it-is emerges! Yikes! affraid

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Post by Di Masters on Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:11 pm

It's a Hawk moth caterpillar, they love Fuschias which I see yours is on.

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:32 pm

i thought same Di...i burdy scared witless of mothy/butterfly things...used to please my dad no end as would spend hours getting caterpillars off the cabbages etc...just so that i wouldn't have to see moths or butterflies in the garden...or coming through my window. dont know if u could pick this beasty up

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Post by Lorraine on Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:49 pm

Oh, Di beat me too it. Hawk moth.

He's an absolute beauty, Jan. Great photo too. clap

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Post by supergran on Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:53 pm

Goodness what a monster, is the point bit at the back or front.
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Post by Di Masters on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:24 pm

Haven't had one in the garden for couple of years, they are lovely to look at (sorry Suzy!)

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Post by kimb on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:47 pm

supergran wrote:Goodness what a monster, is the point bit at the back or front.

i wanted to ask this question but did not want to appear thick so didn't !!! glad you asked , not saying that you are thick though ,,,just braver then me , or broader shoulders
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Post by WeirdCat on Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:07 am

Prefer him like that than what he turns into

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Post by thriftycrafter on Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:54 pm

Amazing, great photos.

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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:40 pm

What a fabulous creature and he will turn into such a wondrous Moth too. How lucky to have him close enough to take such a fantastic photo. Wish I could find one in my garden - though not on my fuchsia!! Watch out if you are putting this fuchsia in a greenhouse as there may be more eggs, etc. and they will eat anything in sight!!!

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Post by Guest on Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:38 pm

Fabulous photo Jan. Such great detail.

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