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Larvae - Oleander Hawk-Moth caterpillars; green with a large blue-and-white eyespot near the head and a yellow/orange "horn" on the rear; white band along the side of the body, with a scattering of small white and bluish dots; spiracles on the sides of the body are black; multiple caterpillars ranging from 6 - 7cm in length. Note: Just before it pupates, the oleander hawk-moth larva becomes browner in color.
Found on shrubs of Jasminum sp. the day after hedge trimming; within gated property in a provincial area near the Tañon Strait; approx. 1.6km from the Municipality of San José along the Western Nautical Highway; near sunset after intermittent rainfall, however, during early dry season.
San José, Negros Oriental, Philippines. January 20, 2019 ***my video of one of these hawk-moth caterpillars eating jasmine leaves is included as a reference link***
Spotted on Jan 20, 2020
Submitted on Jan 21, 2020
Thank you for the nomination, AntónioGinjaGinja.
“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!”