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~Mirabel Osler

Friday, 12 September 2014

What is this insect? Members responses ....

Your answers 

1.) It might be worthwhile trying to keep a couple till they form chrysalis to see what kind of moth they are.  You can feed them with mashed banana and fruit juice.
Jan Saunders

2.) I think that the picture of the caterpillar is of the "Elephant hawk moth" or "Deilephila elpenor"in latin. In dutch they call it "arrow tail caterpillar" what makes it a bit easier to determine..

(Editor - I have looked on Google images for a picture of the grub and moth for Deilephila elpenor and I think Bernard may be right)


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