Simon was strimming in order to prepare our ground for the imminent Olive harvest. He found a handful of these rather beautiful caterpillars. Research required…thank you google.
This is the caterpillar to the Spurge Hawkmoth. Spurge is a nasty weed that gets everywhere and it’s sap is an irritant. This little darling eats it!
The adult is equally beautiful.
So much more attractive than a can of chemicals.