In reply to Noisette:
Almost definitely H, just popped out to get some Valerian to see if it prefers them to the dandelion!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
You do spoil them Wendy!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
WendyBartter said:New kid on the block found inside kitchen by back door (nearly went up the hoover!)
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
At 3cm long it could also be Tyson! LOL Fancy doing a few rounds with a heavyweight?
LOL Wendy !!! love it.
post edit: I think Wilma wagtail would love to invite it over for breakfast lol (Hannibal Lecter springs to mind) !
Ha ha H, good job she's miles away up country from mine & my fat green caterpillar is safe in its box on my table!
Interesting in that after recoiling from dandelion leaves when offered it didn't do same for the Valerian ... not eaten any yet but may well not as it's a fair size already so may pupate soon! Fortunately I have many healthy young plants in garden!
However I had to visit nursery down the road today to purchase two pots of common privet in order to feed my next expected incumbents .... Oooooh, wonder what they will be???
Wow would HM come into the name?
Nooooooo, will be something I've not had before though!!
Heard from Steve Ogden who supports your ID for Angle Shades!
Is it a UK species or exotic?
Exotic, should pick them up Tuesday!
Angle Shades not interested in eating, crawled between the sheets of kitchen paper, may find pupa there soon, fingers crossed it hasn't been parasitised!
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