During a nocturnal GNG species review a few weeks ago, we were surprised at how many White-lined Sphinx moths were seen during the evening. Over two-dozens of these large, beautiful moths were attracted to our UV light sheets. Seeing all of these adults was a sign that the garden would soon be filled with sphinx moth larvae.
White-lined Sphinx Moth Adult
As expected, primrose leaves are now beginning to vanish as the sphinx moth larvae eat away, and nothing could make us happier.
White-lined Sphinx Moth Larvae eating primrose flower-bud.