The Deilephila elpenor is more commonly known as the Elephant Hawk moth, and here at The Sign Maker we found a caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk Moth a few weeks back and we couldn’t help but share it with you.
They are called the Elephant hawk moth as many say they look like the trunk of an elephant when they are still a caterpillar, in my opinion I think they look a bit like a snake! The elephant hawk moths turn into a beautiful red and green moth as shown in the photos below and they fly between June and September.
The Elephant hawk moth are very common within the UK, but even so are a very beautiful creature to find in your garden.
For more information on the Elephant hawk moths make sure you check out the Wildlife Insight website by following the link below: