Subject: What is this?
Location: gwynedd ,North Wales, Uk
August 7, 2014 8:16 am
I have just seen a large caterpillar looking bug but I have never seen one this large.It was about 4 inches long and very fat but with a small head.can you identify it please. I live in North Wales.Uk.
Signature: Lesley T
According to UK Moths, the Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Deilephila elpenor: “feed[s] mainly on rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium), but also other plants as well, including bedstraw (Galium). It is a common species in most of Britain, including Scotland, where it has increased its range in recent years.”