Bhickman's picture

2013-07-04 18.55.14

Observed: 4th July 2013 By: Bhickman
2013-07-04 18.55.14
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Bhickman's picture

Catapillar???

Catapillar???

Vinny's picture

If you edit your post...

...and put it in the invertebrate section rather reptile & amphibians you will hopefully get more IDs of what it is.
Regards
Vinny

Amadan's picture

Yes -

A difficult angle, but I would guess - no more - it's an Elephant Hawk-moth. Would like to see the whole beast, though.
Change the category to "Invertebrates," so more Clever People see it.

Vinny's picture

Swallowtail butterfly family

I've seen similar caterpillars in butterfly houses here in the UK - often camouflaged as bird droppings like the one in the picture. No idea on the exact species though.

e y edwards's picture

moth caterpillar

i was hazarding a similar guess to Amadan...

...definitely a caterpillar :) and most likely a noctuid moth, possibly a hawk moth.

Vinny's picture

Pretty sure it's...

...Papilio cresphontes, the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly. As I said above, I have seen very similar caterpillars in butterfly houses in the UK. Definitely not a moth.
Regards
Vinny

Amadan's picture

Apologies

I did not realise it wasn't a British observation. A senior moment...

e y edwards's picture

location

o! not a uk observation... that's making more sense now. thanks for doing the research Vinny, and getting the correct ID.