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Catterpillar idnetification please. Found this in my garden and would like to know which butterfly/moth it will eventually transform into. (Have tried 5 times to post this question with the photo but it will not let me) Please bear with me.




Its a hawk moth. Someone else will know which one but they are easy to find on the web.

8 Aug, 2014


Thank you Cammomile. Are they beneficial to the garden?

8 Aug, 2014


The moths will probably help pollenate flowers. They benefit us as they are beautiful and need to be conserved. I can never kill caterpillars as they can turn into something amazing.

8 Aug, 2014


Elephant hawkmoth I think.

8 Aug, 2014


Yes that's it - we had one last year and someone on here kindly identified it. Great aren't they? The "eye" is apparently to frighten off predators.

8 Aug, 2014


Thanks everyone.

9 Aug, 2014

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