Saturday, 5 August 2017

Giant what?

Hi Val

Can anyone identify this giant caterpillar please. I don't think it's the giant emperor moth because of its smooth skin. When the dogs first found it I think it was much bigger, sausage size, but had shrunk as it moved away! Can it do that to scare away predators?

Over to tagland for answers.
Jill W 

I identified it for you, but you are not in South Africa ......  Oh and I would let it be, if there is only one. Just imagine what an amazing moth it will turn out to be.
Fred says they are sometimes found here and prefer hot countries'