Privet hawk moth caterpillar (Psilogramma menephron)
David took a photo of this beauty that I found out in the garden this evening. When we brought it inside to show the girls, Aïcha was fascinated, so we'll see if we can keep it alive in a box long enough to spin a cocoon and transform into a bland, brown hawk moth. (So much for my lesson: "It will grow into a beautiful butterfly," I said.)