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This was found by my parents in their garden on the south coast. It was about 8cm long, and moved by compressing it's segments. Appears to have a 'snout' like feature at the front and four eyes!Any ideas?
This impressive caterpillar is the larva of the Elephant Hawkmoth - the 'eyes' are in fact false eyes and form part if their defence.
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Fantastic! Thanks very much, I'll let them know. I've never seen one of those moths; very impressive!