Daphnis Nerii Before it Pupates is Amazing

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Just attended an annual HOA meeting for our community in Kona last night, and it was packed. I suggested the HOA set maximum percentages on the number of homes that could be rented, and that seemed to be a new concept that nobody had heard of before.

Mostly people wanted to talk about the coqui, although we don't have those on my street. The only sound I hear at night is the ocean and an occassional car. I did ask about methods to control the terrorists, the band of turkeys roaming our streets like they live here, and I think they said it was OK to kill them. The problem seems to be how do you get those scrawny turkey legs into a trash bag.

But on to more pleasant things today, like the daphnis nerii that I found crawling across our front porch. Having never seen anything like this before in my life, I snapped a photo of the caterpillar. You would be amazed to see what it eventually grows up to be. You can read more and see more photos in my personal blog today at this link: Have You Seen an Oleander Hawk Moth Caterpillar?

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I have heard that tiny coqui's loud mating call...it certainly does get your attention.  You're lucky you only hear the ocean at night. I understand they are pretty descructive too in terms of eating other valuable insects. I know they've arrived in California - sure hope they don't come visit our state. 

Jan 12, 2019 10:36 AM #1
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Oh, and yes, the moth is beautiful. Built-in camo. D 

Jan 12, 2019 10:36 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Mostly residents catch them. Although one woman hired two guys to collect them from her yard. One of the guys showed up an hour late, so she did not pay them for that hour. They threatened to bring the coqui back!!!

Citric acid is also effective at killing coqui.

Jan 12, 2019 10:39 AM #3
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I am hoping the moth hatches in my garden somewhere.

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Hi Elizabeth- it DOES look like a fighter, doesn't it. I don't think I've ever seen anything that interesting here.  I had a client once whom I never met or spoke to over the phone. However, it was a successful staging project. 

Jan 12, 2019 06:08 PM #5
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Kathy Streib What is even weirder about the oleander hawk moth caterpillar is those eyes get bigger when they are threatened, to look scarier. And they are not even real eyes.

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Elizabeth, it looks like a small snake -- SO....NO!  You can kill the turkeys?   Can you then put them in the freezer?

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