I found this whilst doing a bit of weeding, its about 3 inches long, enormous! Any idea what it is?
Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar.
Large Elephant hawk-moth I think Dan.
Beautiful when a moth! Thank you!
Useful too - they feed on willowherb! I had a moth earlier this year that I rescued from spider web in the greenhouse, a lovely creature.
But turns into this beauty
It would take a squadron of them to eat the acres of willow herb just outside our garden, but I can't claim to have seen one of them. They are beauties though
I see the moths, my pic was one from a moth trap.
Never seen a caterpillar though