What was this in my garden?
Walter.Schoen at t-online.de
Fri Aug 20 16:54:32 EDT 1999
just yesterday the editorial staff of a German newspaper contacted me : They
described a caterpillar like yours and asked for identification!
I think you have seen the caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk-moth
(Deilephila elpenor). It's well known that it is feeding of fuchsia.
I've designed a page with pictures of the caterpillar (green form as well as
brown form) and the moth :
My homepage is presenting many pictures of German Butterflies :
http://www.schmetterling-raupe.de (section "Schmetterlinge")
More information about the Leps-l