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The elephant Hawk caterpillar.

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The elephant hawk caterpillar is one of the weirdest caterpillars to ever exist, besides the Saddleback Caterpillar.

Deilephila elpenor, the elephant hawk moth or large elephant hawk moth, is a moth in the family Sphingidae. Its common name is derived from the caterpillar's resemblance to an elephant's trunk. It is most common in central Europe and is distributed throughout the Palearctic region. Wikipedia

Species: D. elpenor

Scientific name: Deilephila elpenor

Genus: Deilephila

Kingdom: Animalia

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Sphingidae

Phylum: Arthropoda