We came home from holiday to find the leaves on our potatoes had been stripped. We also saw a bug - could this be the culprit?
Beautiful caterpillar, beautiful Moth.
Death Head Hawkmoth.
The leaves may have dried out in the dry weather we had a couple of weeks ago, they may have been eaten, difficult to tell now.
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.
wow, that's pretty psychedelic
Alan Clark2 in Liverpool
They do feed on Potato so it is certainly the culprit. You are very lucky, Death's-Head Hawk-Moths are not very common in Britain.
Central Norfolk UK
If it’s on the soil it’s looking for somewhere to pupate ... it is a beautiful and rare insect in the UK ... it probably has eaten some potato leaves as they do eat the, but I doubt if one had eaten enough to cause a problem. Potato foliage is likely to be dying off about now.
I would be excited and consider myself privileged to find one in my garden ... deep envy here 😊
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