At first I struggled to see the critter, so well camouflaged it was in the leaves
We spotted another one along the branch
Picking it up gently, Eryn placed it on the ground for me to photograph
The large oriental markings on its head, are mock eyes. The real eyes are small and situated lower down on the face
Isn't it beautiful?
Once I'd downloaded the photos onto my computer, I looked for a positive ID on the critter. Eventually I came across a website of Dr Krishna Mohan. It had several images which matched my find. I sent him photos for confirmation; he replied yesterday in the affirmative.
Oleander Hawk-moth caterpillar - see here
I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!