Subject: please identify the caterpiller
Location: guwahati, Assam
January 25, 2015 11:15 am
one of m friend found this caterpillar in he garden…by looking at the photo, i van assume that it is a fifth instar larva..which is a mature one..ready to form coccon…but i couldnot identify it…so please help me in knowing its common name and also its scientific name if possible.
Signature: Trishna sarma
We are speculating that your friend has an oleander plant growing near where this caterpillar was found. The caterpillar is an Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar, a species that is listed under two different scientific names: Deilephila nerii or Daphnis nerii.