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acherontia styx?
Hi there … are these acherontia styx caterpillars? Thanks!
Dawn.

Hi Dawn,
Please provide a location.

Thanks for your reply! I really like your website, by the way. I’m from Singapore. I found these lovelies chomping away on my jasmine plant. Have kept them aside safely (I have 5 cats) with lots of leaves to keep them happy. Any tips on how to look after these caterpillars, especially when they pupate (do they need to burrow beneath soil or hang from a branch?) Thanks so much for any information you can provide. Regards,
Dawn.

Hi Dawn,
Thanks so much for the additional information. Hawkmoths in the genus Acherontia are called the Death’s Head Hawkmoths. Your specimens are in the genus Acherontia, but we are not certain if they are Acherontia lachesis or Acherontia styx medusa, both of which can be found in Singapore. Thanks for your contribution.

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