If you're going to be a caterpillar, you better be smart about it. In the case of the Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphecodina abbottii) caterpillar, they've discovered that best way to [hopefully] survive their harsher younger years is to have a big ol' eye spot on their butts. Abbott Sphinx, Bugs, Creepy Crawly, Colors Pattern, Sphinx Moth, Animal Prints, Big Eye, Sphinx Caterpillar, Insects Butterflies
Looks like a snake, right? Nope. This little guy is actually a caterpillar. Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family. The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).