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Found munching on my grape vine
As European I certainly know about the geographical and political finer points of that region, but didn't know how to handle these in a wildlife context. So thanks for these infos and interesting link.
Thank you bayucca! Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean just off the south coast of Turkey. The South of the island is in Europe (Greek), i am in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is not in Europe. Yes, there are endemic species, after a little more research i found this web site where you can select the country if you would like more info :) http://lntreasures.com
That was actually my suggestion after doing a little research, but you were faster ;-)... Hippotion celerio! Cyprus is quite a tricky country. Is is mediterranean or just southern Europe? Is it Eurasian? Are there any endemic species (How "closed" is Cyprus). I think Celerio is a reasonable candidate.
Thank you for the suggestions. I'm still looking to see which one as they all have various markings, but he was quite a plain green.
I agree with Nuwan: judging from the "horn" at the end of its abdomen, it looks to be in the family Sphingidae, the hawk moths.
looks like a hawk moth caterpillar
Spotted on Dec 11, 2011 Submitted on Feb 10, 2012
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