Large smooth greenish brown caterpillar with two huge markings on head resembling eyes

Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar. Photo: Harold Gillen

Harold’s neighbour called him to her garden in Sandford on 7/09/19 to see what she had found on her fuschia plant.

Not one but three of these amazing caterpillars of the Elephant Hawkmoth ! It is not often you find one, even though the adult moth will come moth traps in numbers during their flight season which is May-August.

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