Location: South Africa – Gauteng province
May 3, 2011 3:14 am
hi bugman – can you id this caterpillar?
Signature: Wes

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Wes,
This magnificent caterpillar is a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar,
Acherontia atropos.  You may see a photo of an adult moth in our archive which will explain the common name.  This species has the notoriety of figuring prominently in the poster for the award winning film Silence of the Lambs.

Location: Africa

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