Caterpillar with a spike??

Found this incredible 7cm caterpillar in the garden this morning. Any ideas as to which species it belongs to?
Thanks!

Last edited: 23 August 2017 15:47:25

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,525

    If the picture won't upload reduce it's size ... that usually works image

    But from your description I'd make a guess at a Privet Hawk Moth caterpillar.

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  • Ahhh I was wondering why the photos wouldn't upload! I just searched up the privet hawk moth and it's a much brighter green than the caterpillar that was in the garden earlier. I'll have another go at uploading the photos. Thank you!

  • Hopefully this has got it...image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,525

    The degree of green-ness can vary and be paler - particularly as they get bigger and nearing time to pupate image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,525

    Hmmm ... possibly the Bedstraw Hawkmoth ... the colours do vary quite a bit

    have a look here https://tagishwildlife.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/bedstraw-hawk-moth-caterpillar/ 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,525

    image  Aren't they wonderful creatures? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • They are beautiful!

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