We can only hope that the eggs on the Fuschia are Elephant Hawk Moth eggs. We'll keep them all and see if they hatch. We'll know if the caterpillars are Hawk Moths as they have a little tail and I don't think the others will.
|Hopefully Elephant Hawk Moth eggs, but we shall see!|
|Maybe Buff Tip eggs?|
It's been a very exciting morning for Bug Mad Girl. Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillars are very cool. We found one last summer and they have big eye spots on their heads and a long 'trunk'. When they're startled, they puff up their 'trunk' and it makes their eyes look enormous (to try and scare away predators).
|An Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar that we found last summer|