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Found these caterpillars in my back garden one is brown one is green are they the same type. Also how long does it take for them to transform into the moth. Really want to see the transformation.
Both are caterpillars of the elephant hawkmoth:
I'm afraid I don't know enough about them to say how long they need before they pupate and emerge as a moth. When they do though, they'll be a vivid pink and brown colour:
Thankyou I hope to catch the moment they emerge. Will post a picture if I do thankyou for the info
I have just come across the very same caterpillar, never seen before, and alarmed me as very large. Glad to know what it is now thank you, that will be one beautiful moth