Leucareth's picture

Hummingbird Hawk-moth caterpillar?


I put this on a few days ago http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/285083?nav=users_observations and was wondering if it actually is a what ive id it as? If so ive read that they cant survive the UK winter, would it be a good idea to try to look after them for the winter if i see one again?

Thank you



RHoman's picture

Looks good for Hummingbird

Looks good for Hummingbird Hawk-moth. Given your location, there is probably no need to intervene as the species has been known to over-winter successfully in S England.

Robert Homan

Leucareth's picture

Oh really, thats good news,

Oh really, thats good news, thanks for letting me know :)