Possible Silver Striped Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Possible Silver Striped Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Observation - Possible Silver Striped Hawk Moth Caterpillar. Description: After Strimming a ditch in ancient upland wet meadow (with quite diverse flora including bird's foot trefoil, ragged robin, Ivy-leaved bell flower, willow herbs, bedstraw, and plenty of rushes, etc, I found this caterpillar resting on one of the strimmed

After Strimming a ditch in ancient upland wet meadow (with quite diverse flora including bird's foot trefoil, ragged robin, Ivy-leaved bell flower, willow herbs, bedstraw, and plenty of rushes, etc, I found this caterpillar resting on one of the strimmed rush stems. Couldn't find anything in Jim Porter's book apart from the SSHM larva which looked similar, though I realise it would be a rare find... so probably isn't!