Mr Big Eyes

Barb Leopold

NAIRNE, Australia

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I found this fat caterpillar in the garden yesterday, and brought him in for a photoshoot before releasing him back outside. I love the big “eyes” on his back which make him look so much more fearsome! His actual head and eyes are right at the front, and tiny. Trouble is, I don’t know what kind of caterpillar he is … does anyone know? I found him crawling on bark chips.

Update September 2010 – this seems to be the Vine Hawk-Moth or Silver-striped Hawk-Moth (Hippotion celerio) caterpillar, see here.

Canon 40D, Canon 60mm macro lens, tripod.

This image featured in 1:1 Macro Photography in Feb 2010. Many thanks moderators!

And a feature today in What on Earth is This? in Sep 2010. Thank you!

A feature today in 100% group.Thanks moderators!

And yet another feature in Amazing Wildlife in August 2011. Thank you moderators!

Featured in Closeups in Nature in September 2011. Thank you so much!

Featured today in All Creatures Great and Small, January 2012. Thank you moderators!

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