Saw this caterpillar ….

By August 18, 2017 Blogs

Almost under the car wheel. After much squiggling by insect and adult…it was extracted from near squash-of-a-death. Moved to flower bed.

A friend said had seen such a caterpillar in his garden. Apparently, a glut of the Purple Elephant Moth this year. The caterpillar enlarges its eyes to warn-off a predator.

The caterpillars’ preferred food is Fuschia and Rose Bay Mountain Willow Herb. Adult night- flying moths feed on Nectar.

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/deilephila-elpenor