elephant-hawk-moth-caterpillar

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I was lifting my pumpkin to support and found this strange looking caterpillar.  It's about 2 inches long and has really big eyes.After trawling the internet I managed to identify it as an Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar. I have taken a picture of him and have put him back in the hope that he will turn into a beautiful moth.

Mick&was

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Oh, you lucky thing! And such a stunning moth too.

  • waterbutts wrote (see)

    Oh, you lucky thing! And such a stunning moth too.

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  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 80

    Aren't they fab!!  I find these on my arum lilies :0) quite a size aren't they :0) 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    I have had lots of the moths but I've never seen the caterpillars. I'll have to have a closer look. Fabulousimage

  • I haven't seen it today but I'm keeping a close eye out as I have never seen the moth before.

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Found one in the middle of my herb garden once when weeding. Frightened the life out of me. Thought it was the head of a snake, which is obviously the intention. Nature is sooooo clever image

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