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White-brow Hawk Moth

Gnathothlibus erotus

Description:

This caterpillar was 5cm long with beautiful markings down its side. It was eating the leaves of a Bandicoot Berry plant (family Leeaceae). There were many black ants around the rear of the caterpillar.

Habitat:

Small pocket of suburban forest.

Notes:

Adult can be seen here...... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
White-brow hawkmoth
Gnathothlibus erotus Gnathothlibus erotus (White-brow hawkmoth)


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10 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thank you J :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Fantastic, Leanne!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thanks MacC :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Nice one Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I'm really not sure Lauren, I couldn't hang around too long, I was being near carried off by mosquitos!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Very interesting spotting! Are the ants interested in what it defecates?

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Hi Keith! Yes I did too when I first saw this catty :)

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Tricky. When I saw the thumbnail I thought the head was on the other side.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Lovely! Thanks Martin :)

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Nice spotting Leanne. The caterpillar can be brown or green.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnathothlib...

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 22, 2013
Submitted on Jan 29, 2013

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