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yellow caterpillar in Tropical Australia
December 29, 2009
Dear Bugman,
I live in Tropical North Queensland, Australia and it is currently the wet season (Summer). I found this little critter eating a Camilla bush and was wondering what beautiful butterfly he is going to turn into? Kind regards,
GG
Cairns, Australia

Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear GG,
We are nearly certain this is the caterpillar of the Bee Hawkmoth, Cephonodes hylas.  We posted a photo of another caterpillar also from Australia a few weeks ago.  You may also compare to the caterpillar images on the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website.

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