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By John743

Shropshire, United Kingdom

Have anyone seen this catapillar and what is it, found on the allotment this morning.



Elephant hawk moth?

17 Sep, 2015


Yep, elephant hawk moth.

18 Sep, 2015


Aren't they just fascinating! I'd love to have them in my garden.

18 Sep, 2015


Thanks folks, does'nt it have large eyes, when I picked it up it looked as if it was staring at me as if to say put me down

18 Sep, 2015


The "eyes" aren't real ones though! We had one a couple of years ago - never heard of them before.

18 Sep, 2015


The point of the 'eyes' is, of course, to ward off predators. The moth itself is rather beautiful for a moth, with lots of pink on it...

19 Sep, 2015


I have just added a photo of this moth on a new post.

19 Sep, 2015

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