Who am I?

Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,477
I have been tidying next door neighbour's garden for him and found this little fellow in the gap in some paving.  Has anyone any idea as to what it is please? 




He is about an inch long......In old money.
Thanks 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,041
    Looks like a Privet Hawk Moth caterpillar Pauline.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar. Usually they are brown but some are green.
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 739
    Privet hawk moth catepillar. Theyre mighty beasts
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar. Usually they are brown but some are green.
    Yes ... http://www.uksafari.com/elephanthm.htm 

     :) 
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  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 739
    ah yep, think you are right, the privet has stripes and not the 'eyes'
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,477
    Thank you all.  I think he looked lovely,  it was the colour that caught my eye . I didn't think it was real until it moved. 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 1,891
    The elephant hawk moth caterpillar will get very large, It is called this because it has what looks like a trunk it can extend. It will clear the new growth from a fushia ovetnight when finished will leave to hide elsewhere until appearing as a large pink moth.
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