A Hawkmoth Caterpillar

By CaroleS
Not sure which Hawkmoth caterpillar this is, the colouring suggests Oak or Eyed. It was on our apple tree which I believe is a favourite of Eyed but that pale colour looks like Oak. I was slightly thrown by the little horn on its head as my little book does not mention it and other images do not show it either. I am probably completely wrong but never mind!

Thank you for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Hawkmoth Caterpillar

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:02AM
Whatever the species, this is a wonderful portrait.

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
9 Oct 2012 8:04AM
Well camouflaged ~ a fine macro capture.

basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
9 Oct 2012 8:07AM
A rather beautiful macro.
Good sharp.
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
9 Oct 2012 8:13AM
What a beauty, Carole, wonderful colouring and markings, wish I could spot one Smile Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:14AM
wonderful colour and tones carole brilliant detail a cracking close up nice one Wink
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:37AM
Superb macro Carole Giving us lots of detail
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
9 Oct 2012 8:55AM
You've captured it well Carole.

nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
9 Oct 2012 9:04AM
Wonderful macro capture, a well defined image!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Superb detail, Carole. The spots on its side seem to float off my screen.

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Oct 2012 9:25AM
With such a great macro you can tell which end is which, something I bet you can't do with ease otherwise! Fantastic details.

7 10 10 England
9 Oct 2012 9:44AM
Well spotted Carole by you (he's quite well spotted too!)
9 Oct 2012 9:55AM
A superb detailed shot of this little master of disguise. You have sharp eyes, Carole, to have seen it.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:12AM
Strange and alien in its little green world - this is brilliant.
9 Oct 2012 10:14AM
what incredible detail.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 10:25AM
'How on earth did you manage to find this wonderful creature?" A wonderful photograph stuffed with immense detail and clarity.

Regards Nathan
9 Oct 2012 10:58AM
super find and excellent capture love the detail and the fine clarity

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Stunning quality capture Carole.


SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
9 Oct 2012 11:09AM
Well spotted. It took me a while to realise it was a caterpillar rather than a leaf!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Oct 2012 11:26AM
Brilliant Carole. Superbly detailed closeup.
9 Oct 2012 11:32AM
Maybe it's eating another species of caterpillar, I'm probably wrong but it looks like it's enjoying eating something..............then again.........TongueTongueTongueTongue

Great macro, it's so well camouflaged..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 11:56AM
A very nice macro image...
Very hard to see and find..
Well done..

SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 12:08PM
A gorgeous image I've never seen one of these.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
9 Oct 2012 12:28PM
Fantastic capture, glad to be your # 30! Patti Smile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 1:12PM
Oh isnt he lovelyGrinGrin He looks like a "Haribo"GrinGrin
You are more well informed botanically than me CaroleWink
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Oct 2012 1:21PM
Wonderful--- looks like he is sugar sprinkled!
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
9 Oct 2012 1:40PM
You did well to stop this as it blends in to the surrounding well
Regards Richard
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 Oct 2012 2:54PM
It looks like a rolled up leaf to me Carole !!
But I am sure it will be a little catterpillar.
Good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Oct 2012 3:31PM
Very well spotted, Carole - it almost looks like a leaf, making itself camouflaged! A lovely quality close-up Wink
Trev Smile
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
9 Oct 2012 5:45PM
Great Macro
9 Oct 2012 5:46PM
Fantastic shot Carole, I like this VERY much.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 5:51PM
It looks very squidgy whatever it is. Sad Great detail Carole.
howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 6:03PM
Outstanding macro work Carole!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 6:10PM
It's a fine capture of what I think is the Eyed Hawk Moth Caterpillar, Carole, but that bit on its mouth has me bemused. I've done some googling but have failed to come up with an answer.
jdinne 13 16 England
9 Oct 2012 6:24PM
Brilliant Carole, superb detail.

9 Oct 2012 8:03PM
Fascinating detail Carole.

pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:44PM
Absolute stunner Carole, Peter..
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:58PM
Another splendid macro so well camouflaged, I'm surprised you spotted him!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Oct 2012 11:35PM
what a pretty caterpillar, looks like it is covered in small pearls.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Oct 2012 5:38AM
Excellent details

jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 7:06AM
What detail - excellent capture Carole
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
4 Nov 2012 5:50PM
Marvellous detail and clarity in this caterpillar close up

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