Green caterpillar with a horn at tail end

Lime Hawkmoth Caterpillar. Photo: George McCabe

George tells us that on 23/09/19:

l was up on Southdown Ridge today looking out for Red Admirals, as it started to rain l was rushing home and spotted on the pavement what l thought was a piece of bright lime green plastic, then l noticed it moving l took a quick picture.

George moved it to a safe place getting very wet in the process but #MothsMatter so that was a worthwhile act of kindness.

This caterpillar can be found from June-Sept, feeding on Lime tree leaves, whilst the adult moth is on the wing during May and June but does not feed at this stage.

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