Wednesday, 30 June 2010
I found this rather interesting looking creature in the polytunnel today - it is a lovely pink & green colour & I have identified it as an Elephant Hawk-Moth. After taking it's photo I gently evicted it as I don't want it laying eggs on my veg! Apparently they enjoy the nectar of honeysuckles which is probably what attracted it as we have a large old honeysuckle by the back door.
As for this creature ....he was caught red-pawed stealing strawberries!!
If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can just see the strawberry between his teeth!