Elephant Hawk-moth Caterpillar Deilephila elpenor

Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar
The Elephant Hawk-moth, a large pretty pink and green moth, is named after its caterpillar which resembles a (small) elephant's trunk. It has amazing false eye markings to deter predators.
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar face
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar trunk
It is also known as the "Fuchsia Snake" as the caterpillar is partial to fuchsia leaves.
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar
Two further photos of Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar by kind permission of Darren Parsons.