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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · I Picked Up an Elephant in My Garden


I was checking on the growth process of some rooted cutting when I found this large Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar on the rim of a pot.

It was about half-grown and must be from a second brood.

It gets the name for the eye-like sots and the trunk-like head end.

I didnít move, probably because they feed at night. I couldnít see any damage to leaves so I provided some hardy Fuschia foliage. The larva had gone by the following morning.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/30 at f11, 1/50 at f8, 1/40 at f8 ISO 400, hand-held.

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Aug 02, 2022 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · I Picked Up an Elephant in My Garden


Nice find and great presentation Harold!
Douglas



Aug 02, 2022 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · I Picked Up an Elephant in My Garden


That is an awesome find! I just looked up the adult moth, gosh they are stunning and the caterpillars are large!

Great shots
Karl



Aug 02, 2022 at 11:43 AM







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