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Elephant Hawk Moth - caterpillar




Elephant Hawk Moth - caterpillar - August - Haworth


Elephant Hawk Moth - caterpillar

A very large caterpillar, it has two false eyes to frighten off predators. When disturbed it can retract its head into its body and can swell up, enlarging the false eyes. It will also raise its head and move from side to side to deter the predator.

Length - 8cm




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