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Fantastic Caterpillar!

Observed: 4th September 2012 By: The_KingfisherThe_Kingfisher’s reputation in InvertebratesThe_Kingfisher’s reputation in Invertebrates

I have never seen such a big caterpillar in England before so I was amazed to find this in my garden! If anyone can tell me what it is I would greatly appreciate it, is it an owl butterfly maybe?

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Thanks for identifying it, I've looked at photos of the hatched moth and it has stunning colours, I've never seen one before so I hope it sticks around in the garden long enough for me to see it!