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Oleander hawk moth caterpillar

Daphnis nerii


Spotted 5th instar larva of oleander hawk moth . It is green in colour , has a false eye spot beneath the head , when it gets frighted it curls up it's head and eyespots are visible to frighten the predators . The abdominal region has a white horizontal band from 2nd - 7th segments below which blue dots and above scattered white dots ( from 1st - 5th segments ) are distinct . The jet black spiracles with white outline . The tail is stout and yellow .


It is found in Asia , Africa and certain Hawaiian islands.

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Udupi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 24, 2021
Submitted on Jan 24, 2021

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