rikgreen's picture

What's this caterpillar?

Observed: 26th July 2009 By: rikgreen
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Description:

I haven't found this large caterpillar in guides to UK / European butterflies & moths. If anyone knows what it is, please tell me & I'll update the identification. Thanks.

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Martin Harvey's picture

Great Peacock

I'm not good on insects outside the UK, but one possibility for this is the Great Peacock, a rather spectacular moth, see:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Saturnia_pyri

and:
http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1643a

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charlieb's picture

Could well be - UKLeps has

Could well be - UKLeps has some photos that are similar (although green, but this one may be about to pupate) with the same hairy blue warts (!) and white stripe.