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Deaths-head Hawkmoth

acherontia atropos

Description:

Small fat caterpillar.

Habitat:

Acherontia atropos occurs throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean region and much of Africa down to the southern tip.

Notes:

It has the ability to emit a loud squeak if irritated. It's sound is produced by expelling air from its proboscis.

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2 Comments

10wildfig
10wildfig 4 years ago

Thanks to maplemoth662 for help with the ID.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

A Death's Head-Hawkmoth Caterpillar ( Acherontia atropos )

10wildfig
Spotted by
10wildfig

Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 20, 2017

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