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Deaths head hawkmoth caterpillar

Acherontia lachesis


A large mottled brown, hairless caterpillar with a distinctive curly tail covered in bumps. Vertical stripes on the head. Length 4.5”


Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.


I found this caterpillar a year ago on the same vine. Managed to find an ID this time around.

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Wow. I can't believe I missed that image in the reference link! Now thanks to your spotting I can ID mine.

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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on May 7, 2013

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