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Spurge Hawk-moth Caterpillar

Hyles euphorbiae


Ok so This caterpillar was found peacefully in an Euphorbia paralias! For what I understand, this caterpillar lives naturaly in these plants, but I'm not sure it's exclusive to it! I know it gonna change into a moth of some sort, but after searching for it I got confused and undecided between two or three possible species.


Euphorbia paralias, in dune beaches !

1 Species ID Suggestions

Spurge Hawk-moth Caterpillar
Hyles euphorbiae Hyles euphorbiae euphorbiae

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mendes.madalena 10 years ago

such a cool spotting!

Filipa 10 years ago

Thank you once more FaredinAliyevski (: and yes Pedro, indeed it is !

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Stunning caterpillar!

FaredinAliyevski 10 years ago

The reference link I gave you is a really good one so please take a look and you will learn a lot about this amazing caterpillar and what actually is :).

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Spotted on Aug 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 27, 2013

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