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The skin like a reptile , had no visible legs, his head is typical of a crocodile or something like that. Small teeth sharp. Big mouth and round tail.


It was in a hot and humid climate of western Colombia.

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bayucca 9 years ago

Not THE Elephant hawkmoth, this is not found in Colombia, but certainly a relative, could be from the same subfamily. Unfortunately we can't see much of the details which are very important to get closer than the family and again unfortunately there are tons of hawk moths found in Colombia and the whole neotropics and you still have a lot of variability even eithin the same genus/species.

Boxyheadbry 9 years ago

Could it be an Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar?

bayucca 9 years ago

Hi Alexandra! Welcome to Project Noah!
This is a Sphingidae caterpillar a Hawk Moth.
I moved it to arthropods category.

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Antioquia, Colombia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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