Rare cater­pil­lar

Gardeners' World - - We Love October -

A cater­pil­lar not seen in Es­sex for 150 years, has been found at RHS Hyde Hall. The 10cm in­sect feeds on spurge and be­longs to the spurge hawk-moth, na­tive to south­ern Europe. The rare sight­ing is said to be the re­sult of warm weather ear­lier this year.

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