04 June 2009

Crawly friends

I like to take photos of all the friends (yes ever the ones that eat you out of house and home) that come to visit the garden.

Samuel found this gorgeous one recently. Given that we have a grape vine out the back we came to the conclusion that he is probably a Hippotion celerio or better known as a Vine Hawk Moth Caterpillar...

Now normally caterpillars that visit the garden are put on the "Caterpillar Relocation Programme" ie they get taken to the park across the road (I simply can not squash a caterpillar) but seeing as this was a pretty one off, his lease was extended.

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