Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lime Hawkmoth Caterpillar update!

My charges are growing!! They are 47 days old today and getting much longer and fatter! They are munching through leaves faster than I can pick them! A few of the larger caterpillars have shed their skin and it looks as though it won't be long before a few pupate.


  1. Hi Pam. They are doing well! I can't wait to see the end result, if all goes well it should be spectacular :-) I just googled them to remind myself exactly what they look like...I'm really looking forward to it!

  2. Hi Jan, you will have to wait quite awhile for the end result...all being well that is.lol! They over-winter as a pupa and emerge in Spring! I am going to have to change their abode pretty soon as a couple are changing colour rapidly, they will then be looking for somewhere to pupate in!!