Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Scotland has some exotic wee beasties like this  Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar - although it wasn't so wee.

It was about three inches long and as thick as my little finger!

I spotted this one at the side of a building on an Edinburgh industrial estate.  I rushed to get the camera and macro lens from my workplace - and then had the tricky job of trying to get close for a photo, but at the same time trying not to get too close because it looked a bit scary!

Well I'd never seen anything like  the Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar before - but it seems they are not scary at all....

.....and I'm a big fearty!

 

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