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Large caterpillar with spike tail

Observed: 2nd August 2011 By: whitehorseswhitehorses’s reputation in Invertebrateswhitehorses’s reputation in Invertebrates
Caterpillar with spike tail
Description:

Pinky brown caterpillar, 5cm long, crossing pavement at 9pm. Has blue/green tail spike. Very strong and active.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lime Hawk-Moth (Mimas tiliae) interacts

Comments

Vinny's picture

Here's a link...

To another iSpot observation of Lime Hawk-moth caterpillar pre-pupation:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/80638?nav=related

DavidNotton's picture

Lime hawk

the yellow tubercles below the tail are distinctive, not present in the poplar or eyed hawk