Leafy Spurge Hawk Moth Caterpillars
I posted pics in the Butterfly Garden Gallery section, and asked people there to help me decide if I should let the 3 I have devouring my spurge plant stay there, or maybe take 2 of them off with a stick and put them on the edge of a bird bath for the birds to see.
I found out these moths were imported from Europe to control spurge in farm fields, so they aren't native. Hey, maybe I could find a farmer who wants them!
I know many of the people on that forum take every caterpillar they see inside to raise, and would tell me to leave them alone. I just have to decide if I want my plant any more this year. I am guessing it will come back next year, but by the time these cats are done, there will be no plant left.
What would you do?