Elephant Hawk-moth

26th June 2010, Saturday

Elephant Hawk-moth adult
I found a caterpillar of Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila 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.

Elephant Hawk-moth larva
Elephant Hawk-moth pupa