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Oleander hawkmoth caterpillar (army green moth caterpillar)

Daphnis nerii


A full-grown caterpillar of Oleander hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii). It has a large blue-and-white eyespot near the head and a yellow "horn" on the rear. There is also a white band along the side of the body, with a scattering of small white and bluish dots alongside it. Older oleander hawk-moth larvae measure around 7.5 to 8.5 centimetres in length. (Wikipedia)


The moth is found in wide areas of Africa, Asia and certain Hawaiian Islands. It is a migratory species. - Wiki


The eye-like structure is possibly for threatening the predators. - Wiki


ad 9 months ago

Thanks, Tukup. Thanks, DanielePralong. Appreciate your suggestions. Learning a lot in here. I played with that 1 icon & green + sign earlier.

Tukup 9 months ago

Daniele, I also hadn't noticed that for ID suggestions for my own spottings. I need to see if more than 1 person agreed with the suggestion. Great way to confirm a suggestion. Thanks again. You're very helpful.

Tukup 9 months ago

Thanks Daniele. Again, I had no idea how to do that. I assumed once a suggested ID had been made that was it. I appreciate the help.

DanielePralong 9 months ago

Hi Tukuo! If you agree with a suggestion already made, together wth your comment you can also vote up the existing suggestion. Hover over the +1 icon at the top right corner of Paul's suggestion, and click on the light green + sign.

Tukup 9 months ago

Hi Ad. I just came up with the same ID that Paul suggested. Looks like a good match. Here's another link: https://www.google.com/search?q=Oleander...

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Lat: 14.61, Long: 121.05

Spotted on Feb 18, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2019

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