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Large green caterpillar

Observed: 6th September 2012 By: Darren GalpinDarren Galpin’s reputation in InvertebratesDarren Galpin’s reputation in InvertebratesDarren Galpin’s reputation in Invertebrates
Large green caterpillar
Description:

4-5cm long

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) interacts

Comments

Darren Galpin's picture

No privet in immediate area,

No privet in immediate area, and it has been busy munching the willow leaves it is on.

Will Avery's picture

Definitely a hawk moth

I think it must be an Eyed Hawk Moth caterpillar then. No doubt someone with more expertise than me will be along shortly.

DavidNotton's picture

Salix

foodplant looks like Salix viminalis, Osier, or similar narrow leaved willow