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Green Hawkmoth caterpillar

Pergesa acteus

Notes:

Wonder twins of destruction - a couple of swallowtail caterpillar feeding on a taro leaf

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Hawk Moth Caterpillar
Pergesa acteus ButterflyPals: Pergesa acteus (Cramer, 1779)


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24 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Thanks, Lani!

Lani
Lani 8 years ago

Done, bayucca. Thanks! :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Please, update your spotting.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Now, you just have to add the scientific name as well, thanks!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

That false "head" is just spectacular!

Lani
Lani 8 years ago

Thank you, Jolly and Bayucca, I've changed the name. :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Lani, these are Green Hawk Moth caterpillars as suggested by bayucca and J. Please take a look at my spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 8 years ago

thanks DianePlatcoBrooks, it because I have resemble spotting
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/116...

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Good eyes UrifahRidlo to notice that this was not a swallowtail larva !

Hi Lani, pls include this instead in Leana's moth mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1591.... Thanks! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

This is a hawk moth caterpillar, Sphingidae. I'm looking for a species for you now.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Sphingidae/Hawkmoth caterpillar.

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Very interesting, eyespots like some swallowtails but has that spike at the rear like a sphinx moth. ID in question here.

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 8 years ago

so cute, but I think they wont become a buterflies, they will be a moth, brown moth

Lani
Lani 8 years ago

Done, Agnes. :)
Thanks, Adarsha.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thats an awesome spotting Lani...

Hi Lani.. pls include this also in our Philippine Butterfly mission. Thanks a lot!

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

That plant has largest concentrations of Calcium oxalates and silice, Very toxic....

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Great shot..thanks for the sharing..

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Great picture detail.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

wow! I didn't know there was a swallowtail that eats caladium leaves. Good looking caterpillar.

AnumKhan
AnumKhan 10 years ago

gud shot

Lani
Lani 10 years ago

Thank you, Sally!

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 10 years ago

Nice shot..thanks for the sharing and I think they will become beautiful butterfly...!

Lani
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Lani

Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 2, 2010
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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