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Silver Stripe Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Hippotion celerio

Description:

Mature Larva 5cm

Habitat:

Lilly plant.


No species ID suggestions

7 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo a year ago

aaah yes, looks much more like hawk. Thank you for advice, Ill be sure to search the scientific name next time!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Nope. Look at the following page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippotion_c...

A quick way to check is to Google the scientific name. Mostly the wiki link is the first. On that same search page it usually shows a link with images as well where you can see other photos as well.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo a year ago

Hi Johan, could this be the moth that came from this caterpillar?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/130...
found in my home

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo a year ago

Thank you Johan. I am going with the Silver Stripe!

Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.13, Long: 18.42

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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