Large Chrysalis

LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,398

Anyone out there know what an elephant hawk moth chrysalis looks like?  I found a very large (7-8cm), dark grey-brown chrysalis when weeding yesterday.  It was more or less on the surface of the soil, buried at the base of thick moss, so reasonably protected.

I'd take its photo but I can't remember which clump of moss it was in...

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552

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     Elephant hawk moth chrysalis image

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,398

    Wow.  That's even bigger than the one I found - but looks pretty similar. 

    Thanks Dove.  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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