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Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

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By Amy


Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

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It looks like those stuffed sock 'snakes' we used to make for the children :)

10 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

LOL .. yes i agree Gee .. :o)

10 Sep, 2009

 

i agree to Gee lol

10 Sep, 2009

 

Me too ! lol

10 Sep, 2009

 

wow

10 Sep, 2009

 

Aye Gee reminds me of those draught excluders for doors..lol great close up Amy think he quite taken with you .

10 Sep, 2009

 

I seem to remember reading that those eyes are not real and are only there to look scary, is that true or did I dream it.
Have you got these in your house Gee or have you got carpet in your garden? lol

10 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks all ...
I don't think the eyes are real Lily ,
My hubby was brave and picked it up for me to take a photo , it's on the BBQ cover ..LOL...

It squiggled and moved about a lot .......

10 Sep, 2009

 

Maybe it was camera shy.....lol

10 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

LOL...

10 Sep, 2009

 

BB thats what i thought it was a drought excluder.lol

10 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It dosn't look real does it Carole ? it's face looks like suede !

10 Sep, 2009

 

Have to say Amy it just looks weird does'nt it. It does'nt look real full stop.

10 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I hadn't seen one before carole , it's very a strange thing ..

11 Sep, 2009

 

He is amazing....never seen one before Amy. Great disguise....Looks like a snake.

Is his head actually the other end to the false eyes? So that if he gets attacked it is his bum end that gets it?

12 Sep, 2009

 

Oh that made Jane laugh PG ..if that true says I should be careful as talk through mine ..mm

12 Sep, 2009

 

LOL....Watch out for an attack from the rear then BB!!!...:o))

12 Sep, 2009

 

Aye so sharp surprised she doesnt cut herself more often lol shes muttering something about no sense no feeling here ..still they do emerge into the most beautiful colours almost fuschia pink the moth not my bum...too much information ? Yep sorry lol

12 Sep, 2009

 

Had to 'Google image' this to see the colours as not seen one of these before....lovely colour....

You too could be fuschia pink if Jane attacks from the rear......

12 Sep, 2009

 

Oh LOL like she needs ideas and suggestions thanks for that one PG !

I ve only ever found them on fuschias and they are voracious but when saw how beautiful they were couldnt begrudge it a meal.Wonder if Hawkshead fuschia named after them ?

12 Sep, 2009

 

Sounds likely to me, do they leave their larvae only on this variety or any fuschia?

12 Sep, 2009

 

What a wonderful creature.

21 Sep, 2009

 

now it looks even more like a stuffed toy..........have you been knitting Amy.....LOL

23 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

LOL .. I can't knit that well Holly ...

I've just realised what was missing on holiday , you quick witted lot , attacks from the rear , pink bums ... you must all come with me next time ...LOL...

23 Sep, 2009

 

good photo,have you ever considered making horror movies

30 Sep, 2009

amy
Amy
 

No Joanella , but i'm sure this could be used in one .. LOL....

1 Oct, 2009

 

Sorry Amy ..leave us alone for a few days and look what you come back to ..I ve been trying to find out which end which apparently the eye markings are behind the head. When threatened they can retract the head which makes the eye markings swell obviously making them look much bigger.

3 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for that Gee , obviously the site of my hubby was enough to make it feel threatened , no surprise there then , especially first thing in the morning ... ..LOL...

3 Oct, 2009



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