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just found this in my conservatory

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Marne Wed 17-Sep-08 13:27:08

isn't he lovely And he will turn into a beautiful privet hawk month ,tha largest moth in the uk.

I just need to find a spot in the garden for him where the dog can't get him.

amazonianadventure Wed 17-Sep-08 14:11:05

he is lovely.

keep us posted with pictures

Marne Wed 17-Sep-08 14:20:12

I have just taken him to my neighbours house as im not good at looking after small creatures, she is going to put him in her conservatory, she has found him a small privet bush to munch on and hopefuly he can make his cacoon and stay in her conservatory till next year.

Seems a bit meen keeping him but it will be great for the children to watch.

throckenholt Wed 17-Sep-08 14:21:44

we've had those - if I recall they like apple trees and hazel too - f you have any of those.

they are surprisingly big aren't they.

Marne Wed 17-Sep-08 14:32:02

We have hardly any plants/trees in our garden, i don't know where he came from, they are huge and beautiful.

throckenholt Wed 17-Sep-08 14:34:22

actually I found on the net they like lilac - so that is probably why you found him on that - I am sure we didn't though (fairly certain it was on the apple - it definitely wasn't in the privet !!).

NotBigNotClever Wed 17-Sep-08 14:40:04

We have had quite a few of the caterpillars over the last 2 years (most of them having to be rescued from the dog), but have never yet seen one of the moths.

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