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Moth pupa

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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5cm.approx pupa

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor) interacts


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What should I do????

V.pleased with info. Have not looked at link yet.Saw another pupa ID on Ispot search which suggested hatching it so I dug it up again.Did hope it might be a hawkmoth and I am assuming it wont hatch for some time.We also have very active badgers.Help please.This is one of 4species of hawkmoths I have seen here in13yrs. Thanks.

Hazel Trevan

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Bringing on the pupa

There is a lot of useful information available: see for example -
especially the entry for 24-09-2007

Good luck

Robert Homan

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Pupa Sitting

Thank you v. much for the link.I will have a go .We will be away for a week round hatching time so may not see a result.It will be worth it anyway.

Hazel Trevan