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Old Monday 13th August 2018, 22:28   #1
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Hawkmoth emergency!!!!

Hi everyone! I've just joined this great site, obviously to the bird side of it but I'm in need of help right this evening , kinda ridiculous i suppose but I'm hoping someone can help me with this giant hawkmoth caterpillar! I found it in my tiny walled garden charging round the paving all day ...I've an idea it's looking to pupate ...but there's nowhere in my garden suitable an he looks exhausted !! I've put him in a large plastic box with dry leaves an a bit of soil underneath, I've read all i can find online but can't find what to do next ..he carried on going round and round but tonight he stopped on the top of the leaves and seems to have shrunk and isnt moving really ....can anyone help!! Like tell me what to do ...really appreciate it as I don't want him to die ...thanks
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Old Monday 13th August 2018, 22:47   #2
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Hello headers-helix59 and welcome to the forum on behalf of the staff and moderators. I am going to move your question to the butterfly and moth subforum. I will also sign you up so you get an email whenever someone responds (to this post only). Enjoy the forum.
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Hi there and a warm welcome to you. I hope you get some suggestions.
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Old Tuesday 14th August 2018, 20:55   #4
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Hi when I found some elephant mammoths larvae the best advice I found was to put underneath foliage with soil so they could get themselves, hope you found a solution for them
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Oh my I meant elephant hawk moths not mammoths lol it's not a new species ��
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