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Vine Hawk Moth

Hippotion celerio

Description:

3-1/4 in long moth caterpillar.

Habitat:

Commonly found on wetlands.

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6 Comments

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 7 years ago

Nice shot! Great colours!

Thanks for the info Ate Agnes, just updated the mission.

Hello Shekai... You may have inadvertently clicked the Butterfly mission. Pls transfer this beautiful hawkmoth caterpillar spotting to our Moth mission - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1591.... :)

Thanks kuya Jolly, I've seen your same spotting. This caterpillar buries itself in a moist soil at night time when its time to transform into a pupa. The pupa is a glossy chocolate brown in color.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting. Looks like a vine hawk moth caterpillar (Hippotion celerio). I have a similar spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Nice spot Shekainah!

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 9, 2009
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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