Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar. As soon s it was rescued from the attentions of the cat it was put into a box for safety while I nipped out to the garden to sort out a temporary home for it. Within minutes of depositing it atop the soil it began to burrow. Soon it had completely … More Look what the cat dragged in!
Newly emerged Citrus Swallowtail I found yesterday looking somewhat disorientated crawling around my lemon tree seedlings. I gave a little helping hand and it flew across the vegetable garden and found this nice shady patch of potatoes to dry its wings. This morning it was still hanging around – looking for a date/mate as it … More It Fluttered By.
Approximately an hour ago, I heard scrabbling coming from the plastic container on my desk, and lo and behold, the Death’s Head Hawkmoth that had been pupating for the last couple of weeks, finally emerged! A rare treat. I draped a cloth over the side to allow the moth purchase to climb out. It maneuvered … More Death’s Head Hawkmoth