Does anyone know what this big caterpillar is? It is bright yellow with kind of geometrical triangular grey strips on the back, and also black points. It is huge for the region: 5 to 7 centimetres long and maybe 1 centimetre large!
I never saw this in the region, for the 40 years I've been living here (East France, 600m altitude, hardiness zone ~7).
I found it at the bottom of a boxwood I had to completely cut. (due to an attack of another newcomer insect, the box tree moth ). Now is that one going to start attack other plants in my yard? I think there ain't many there yet, since I saw it only once last week (end August).
Here's the beast (you can click to enlarge, a little scary).
Google image search is not of much help (yet;):