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Deaths-head Hawkmoth

acherontia atropos


Small fat caterpillar.


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


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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10wildfig a year ago

Thanks to maplemoth662 for help with the ID.

maplemoth662 a year ago

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

Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lat: -25.37, Long: 31.02

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

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