Does anyone have any advice for raising a five-spotted hawkmoth? My 4-year-old nephew was so impressed with the hornworm on my tomato plant that he wanted to bring it in. We put it in a suitable container with food and a stick, but now I'm reading that they pupate in the soil. What should we do - put some dirt in the bottom of the container?
Dear Heidi, Guten Tag. my un-expert advice: dry leaves are fine, it will go to the bottom and wriggle out of its skin and leave the shiney chysalis. if the temp is ok it will develop into a moth without drying out.