Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar from the UK

Subject: Bug
Location: Southampton england UK
August 17, 2014 7:13 pm
My friend found this in her garden and wondered what it was and if it could be eating her fushias
Signature: Liz

Found it i think. An elephant hawk moth caterpillar

Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Liz,
You are correct that this is an Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar,
Deilephila elpenor, and according to our research on UK Safari:  “The caterpillars feed on bedstraws, willowherbs and in gardens they feed on fuchsias.”

3 thoughts on “Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar from the UK”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing that It is a perfect match to what i found here in Bangalore,INDIA. I do have a small video clipping of its movements.How do i upload it?


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