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Old Saturday 8th October 2005, 07:40   #51
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[Good evening Harry,

I just came aboard due to my garden caterpillar find of a green elephant hawk moth. mY DAUGHTER and I wanted to put the 2 we found under a butterfly bush in a container of sorts but, am afraid due to not knowing enough information about these wonderful moths..can you please give MOther Nature and Nature's daughter some advise.


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Hello Hippy,

There is a thread on Elephant Hawkmoth here:-

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=39376

This should provide most of the information you may need. There are several Hawkmoth larva that are very similar to Elephant Hawk and it's easy to mistake some other species for them.

Is it possible to post a picture of them here, so your ID can be checked.
Note, they should be no larger than 600 x 600 pixels to upload.

It is important to know their correct identity if you have to feed them, as different species feed on different plants, also different species have different pupating reqirements.

If you have other queries, please come back and ask, we're a friendly bunch in here.

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Old Saturday 8th October 2005, 15:10   #52
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Thank you so much Harry......i've been out in the garden to check on the catterpillars and i can not tell if they are hybernating or dieing. I dont ever remember seeing such a beautiful catterpillar as these but i do want to learn more. I will try to get a picture of them in hopefully today
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 07:34   #53
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Extensive info on Cameraria ohridella available at
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/INFD-68JJRC
(Posted at the suggestion of Jim, "Wandered Scot"!)
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Old Wednesday 12th October 2005, 07:46   #54
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http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/atteuk...2003/my_photos
For those who haven't spotted Dipper's thread on Equador, he's posted a link to some of his photos. They include some amazing leps... though I'm not convinced that all his 'butterflies' aren't moths.
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Old Friday 14th October 2005, 06:45   #55
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http://www.apollobooks.com/aholalarvae.htm
new book on caterpillars
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Old Monday 17th October 2005, 22:22   #56
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We don't seem to have mentioned the amazing micro site:
http://kimmos.freeshell.org/micro/index.htm
Although several of the pix failed to load when I looked at Udea for example.
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Old Thursday 20th October 2005, 13:38   #57
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http://www.pbase.com/lejun/moths
Worth a look for some spectacular species.
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Old Thursday 20th October 2005, 14:50   #58
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I posted this on the compelling soap opera that's Harrys Convolvulus Hawkmoth thread, but think it bears repeating here.

A great supplier of seeds of larval foodplants, including some fairly obscure and hard to get hold of (i.e, not a wildflower with pretty flowers) species:

Herbiseed seed suppliers

Hope that's useful.

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Old Saturday 22nd October 2005, 17:06   #59
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I've pinched this message from the ukmoths yahoogroup. It may be of interest to moth'ers who find sawfly larvae.

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> If you would like help with identifying sawfly larvae found while hunting
> for Lepidoptera larvae, you might like to join the newly launched Yahoo
> group 'sawfly'.
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> Most members will be those wanting to learn, but we have some experts
> willing to help, including John Grearson, who is writing an illustrated
> book on sawfly larvae.
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> Identification of reared adults can be arranged, if the larva has been
> clearly photographed and you will let the picture be used.
> There is great opportunity to add to knowledge of these little known
> larvae.
>
> The adults are included, but we shall try not to duplicate the ground
> covered by ukleafminers, which is working in close cooperation with
> 'sawfly'. Rob Edmunds, list owner of ukleafminers, is moderating sawfly
> with me, and I am most grateful for his help in the venture.
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> If you know any one else interested in Symphyta, please let them know of
> our existence.
> We are very happy to accept members in Europe - The Nederlands, in
> particular, have a great heritage of study in this group.
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> To join, send an email to sawfly-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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> With Best Wishes
> Ian
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Old Sunday 23rd October 2005, 20:02   #60
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http://www.staffsmoths.org.uk/
I'm not sure if this is a new site or a revamped one, but it's very good. The latest Newsletter is well worth a look.
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Old Sunday 6th November 2005, 20:54   #61
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The no. of moth sites seems to be increasing rapidly. Berkshire have now got in on the act:
http://www.vc30moths.org/
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Old Saturday 26th November 2005, 14:23   #62
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http://www.mothsplus.co.uk/index.html
I don't think this excellent photo site has featured previously.
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Old Friday 28th April 2006, 15:45   #63
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Comprehensive article on moth photography

http://www.staffs-ecology.org.uk/sta...ng%20Moths.pdf

This one is probably not for anyone without broadband as it took about 3 secs to download
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UK Butterflies

Hi folks,

I run the UK Butterflies website at

www.ukbutterflies.co.uk

The website is dedicated to UK Butterflies, like it says, but welcomes contributions (e.g. photos, videos, articles etc.). And it has a forum Enjoy!

Cheers,

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Old Tuesday 16th May 2006, 08:23   #65
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There's something funny with your link, Pete. Perhaps because of your attempt to put it into bold type?
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/index.php

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There's something funny with your link, Pete. Perhaps because of your attempt to put it into bold type?
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/index.php
You're dead right. Thanks for supplying the correct link!

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You're dead right. Thanks for supplying the correct link!

Cheers,

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Mr Eeles! Glad to have you onboard! You ventured very far into the murky moth world yet?

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Old Saturday 1st July 2006, 13:29   #68
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There are some amazing photos of moth traps in action in Kenya. They make our UK catches look pitiful. Go to:
http://www.entomoafricana.org/engl/defaula.html
then click on 'photo gallery'
and then on 'collecting'
Eat your heart out UK moth-ers!
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http://www.somersetmothgroup.org.uk/...e+wing+tonight
This list includes micros and is also far quicker to load than the Suffolk one.
Recommended!!

Also: http://www.jpmoth.org/
for some amazing looking moths!

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Special Report in today's Grauniad:

Moths' decline may herald crisis in UK biodiversity
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Interesting that they've printed this a couple of months after everyone else!
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Interesting that they've printed this a couple of months after everyone else!

That's the Manchester Guardian for you, even if its main offices are in Farringdon Rd these days
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sorry - rather off-topic

http://home.earthlink.net/~misaak/taxonomy.html
This is not specifically about Leps but I think that some members might enjoy it.
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There are some amazing photos of moth traps in action in Kenya. They make our UK catches look pitiful. Go to:
http://www.entomoafricana.org/engl/defaula.html
then click on 'photo gallery'
and then on 'collecting'
Eat your heart out UK moth-ers!
BLIMEY!! It would mean divorce.(did you notice they called them butterflies,probably a translation thingy)
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BLIMEY!! It would mean divorce.(did you notice they called them butterflies,probably a translation thingy)
I think I'd have a nervous breakdown if I had a catch like that! And I imagine that field guides don't exist for that part of the world. There may well be species that are new to science.
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