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Hawk-moth Caterpillars

Hippotion sp.


Red, Black & Green


Found on Impatiens leaves..


Any specific ID for these caterpillars?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Vine Hawk Moth
Hippotion celerio Hippotion celerio

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36 Comments (1–25)

rams4d 5 years ago

Nice pictures

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

thanks jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

That's a picture with Graphics Interchange Format (.gif). Check this link..

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

hey jason, where'd you get you profile... is it a photo? or a video? the one with the wolf?

folicallychalled 6 years ago

Incredible find.

Warmest congratulations on SOTD, well deserved :)


RayTung 6 years ago

is so beautiful. amazing spotting.

zepcheok 6 years ago

Wow what nice colours!

Wilson W
Wilson W 6 years ago

So colourful !!! $_$

williefromwi 6 years ago

Congrats Jason

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Good spotting Jason. What - no yellow ones? :) Congrats!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Wonderful and unique discovery! Congratulations on an amazing spot (s)!!!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

I don't think so Jolly, I've seen one, they're different, , but thanks for your help..

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Yeah, I've seen it before, I love the color :) Thanks all..

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Congratulations Jason. I have also noticed the same color change on the green hawk moth caterpillar (Pergesa acteus)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

yeskay 6 years ago

beautiful photos lovely to see

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Thanks Reza, Sergio, EnvUnlimited, Ary, Adarsha, Joshua, Sachin, Carl & Harsha :)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

They are lovely Jason! Congrats.

CarlAntoineTobillo 6 years ago

I saw a lot of these once in my garden and I've been searching for it in the internet for years, it's nice to finally see it again. I remember that their tails had galactic purple (sparkling) color :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Awesome! Love it congrats :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Great! Congos Jason!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Jason.

Congratulations Jason !

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Thanks Karen and all comments :)

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.92, Long: 107.61

Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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