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Large caterpillar

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: al4978

My neighbour's cat was 'playing' with 3 of these in my garden. I managed to rescue and move them. Head on its camouflage looked like a pair of big eyes. Size was about 2 to 2.5 inches long. What is it, please?

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Species with which Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor) interacts


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The "spur" Chris refers to -

Distinguishes it from the similar Small EHM caterpillar - which tends to feed on the same food plants.
I think they do it deliberately, to confuse us!