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A large hawk moth with a wingspan of 90–130 mm (about 3.5 to 5 inches). It has the ability to emit a loud squeak if irritated. The sound is produced by expelling air from its proboscis.
lake shore, scrub
I spotted this near the shore of Lake Malawi.
Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Aug 22, 2015
A beautiful caterpillar....
Thanks Craig, that looks like it.
My money would be on Acherontia Dan
Thanks for the input PhotoginTN but they aren't found in Africa.
It looks like a tobacco hornworm, but I'm not sure if those are found in Malawi.