Elephant hawk moth on my fuchsias again

 Two years ago I found this fellow on one of our fuchsias . . .

Adult elephant hawk moth on a fuchsia

Adult elephant hawk moth on a fuchsia

This year we found this chap (or lady) on a different fuchisa bush . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

This bears out what the books say about elephant hawk moths liking fuchsias . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

These fuchsia leaves are tasty!

He was still chomping away a few days later . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

This elephant hawk moth caterpillar has a hearty appetite for fuchsia leaves

. . . so perhaps next summer we’ll see him as an adult?

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