My Elephant Hawk-moth pupae has hatched to soon what should I do? It is February 9th. I am in Donegal Ireland
Sorry for late reply Marie, here is link to a fact sheet ... www.animalspot.net/elephant-hawk-moth.html Initially I would suggest you offer a sugar solution on a soaked tissue & try to find some nectar rich flowers for it to feed on though I've not had much success with flowers even with sugar solution dripped on! Is it male or female? If female you may find that it will lay unfertilised eggs but they won't hatch! Highly unlikely it will find a mate this time of year & the weather is not too inviting at present! Did you keep the pupa indoors?
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At least it will have the appreciation of the staff & customers for a few weeks. It could also hold up in a corner & come & feed when it fancies. It's what I would do.
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