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Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Daphnis hypothous crameri


Caterpillars have two types of legs which perform different functions - Thoracic legs and Prolegs. Photographed here are the thoracic legs. They have three pairs of jointed legs with hooks; these are attached to their thorax. The legs help them hold onto their food.

1 species ID suggestions

Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Daphnis hypothous Daphnis hypothous crameri


Radha 4 years ago

@Mona -- Thank you!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 4 years ago

Very nice pictures and information..

Radha 4 years ago

@Nuwan -- Thank you for the ID!

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.51, Long: 75.10

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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