I found a caterpillar of Elephant Hawk-moth - Deilephila elpenor on a Fuchsia on 18 Aug 2009. I fed it on Fuchsia until it pupated on 30 Aug 2009. The pupa has spent the winter in the garden shed and now the moth has finally emerged. It gets its common name from the caterpillars resemblance to an elephant’s trunk.
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Archive for June 26th, 2010
This lovely flower is now in full bloom and has seed pods, but it has declined in the RX area due to sea defence works, trampling and rabbits. You can still enjoy it just above the high water mark at Rye Harbour. If you look closely you will see that some leaves have semi-circular cut margins, where the Pea Weevil Sitona lineatus has eaten it.