caterpillar (4)

caterpillar (4)

Observation - caterpillar (4) - UK and Ireland. Description: My son found this in the back garden. I've never seen one before so decided to search the web. My searches lead me to believe it's a tomato hornworm but I'm not sure. Any help identifying this would be appreciated. Is it common to the UK?

My son found this in the back garden. I've never seen one before so decided to search the web. My searches lead me to believe it's a tomato hornworm but I'm not sure. Any help identifying this would be appreciated. Is it common to the UK?