Hyles euphorbiae euphorbiae

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MacroLuv
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Hyles euphorbiae euphorbiae

Post by MacroLuv »

Hey folks! I think I've identified my "roller coaster" caterpillar! :D Hurrah!
Look here.
I think I have an adult ones of this moth in my archives, day and night photo! :D
My another photo of "roller coaster", this time he is going down: 8)
Cheers! Enjoy my friends!

Image

Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 12.06.2006/16:49:43
Exposure time 1/640 s
F-number f/4.5
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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Post by beetleman »

That is one beautiful creature Nikola and you look like you got the ID right on. It does say the color can be variable. Beautiful roller coaster.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Yep that is quite an image there Nikola, I really like the rich colors in this one. :D

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Post by DaveW »

As most of the Euphorbia's have pretty toxic sap it is a wonder they can live on them. I found this about it:-

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/bioco ... hyles.html

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Post by beetleman »

Very good Link Dave.....some of our western friends will have to keep an eye out for this critter. To bad about the invasive species plant :cry:
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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks folks! :D Now when I know how it looks and about host plant I'll find it easier in the future and recognize it in all stages. I found those Euphorbia's plants in very limited number and places on my small isle. Here is an adult one (plus lichen :wink:) from my archives:

Image

Camera model Olympus C-770 UZ
Date/time 16.06.2005/12:37:08
Exposure time 1/800 s
F-number f/4
ISO 64
Focal length 10.9 mm
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

DaveW
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Post by DaveW »

Evidently the moth and catterpillars, being a natural control of the Euphorbia, are something to be encouraged in the USA provided they have no detrimental effect on any native species.

DaveW

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