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Death's-head Hawk moth

Acherontia atropos


Caterpillar? Lenhth 8-10 centimeters, diameter 1.5 centimeters

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Death's-head Hawk moth
Acherontia atropos Acherontia atropos

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DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Stefan! It is found in Europe in summer. You can see the distribution in the link I provided with the reference. Here's another reference for you:

stefan.rainer117 9 years ago

Hi daniele, thank you for your fast answer and your relocating. Is this caterpillar typical Living here in Austria/centraleurope?

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi stefan.rainer117, welcome to Project Noah! This is the Death's-head Hawk moth's caterpillar. I have relocated the spotting to the Arthropods category for you.

BarbaraSing 9 years ago

Interesting caterpillar.

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Kärnten, Austria

Spotted on Sep 7, 2014
Submitted on Sep 7, 2014

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