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Larva - oleander hawk-moth caterpillar; brown 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; approx. 7.5cm in length. Note: Just before it pupates, the oleander hawk-moth larva becomes browner in color.
Found sitting on a cement driveway the day after heavy grass cutting and 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; on a cloudy morning after slight rainfall, during early dry season.
San José, Negros Oriental, Philippines. January 20, 2019 at 7:10 am.
Spotted on Jan 19, 2020
Submitted on Jan 19, 2020
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