Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Caterpillar ID

Nearly stepped on this striking caterpillar outside the back door - any suggestions on identification please?
30-35 mm in length. Not quite right for Lime Hawk-moth?

2 comments:

margaretkiaora said...

Poplar Hawk Moth ?

Andy Whitney said...

Many thanks, MargaretKiaora - I think you're right. The horizontal yellow stripe than leads to the head was confusing - it's probably not a final instar.