Big, green & wiggly. by ajisaac

Big, green & wiggly.

A Privet Hawk-moth - 'Sphinx ligustri' caterpillar.

The Privet Hawk-Moth is the UK's largest resident Hawk-moth.

Its larva (caterpillar) from July-September.

Magnificent bright green caterpillar has white and purple stripes and a black curved tail. Overwinters as pupa, 30cm or more underground.

Lucky to spot one.
I've never seen one - such pretty colours! Well spotted
August 12th, 2020  
Oh my!! Fascinating. Well spotted too
August 12th, 2020  
never seen one, what an interesting looking caterpillar
August 12th, 2020  
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