Subject: Caterpillar identification
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
October 23, 2013 12:40 am
I am hoping that you are able to please assist me in identifying a caterpillar that we have found in the garden. It is on our grape vine and about the width and size of your index finger. We are currently halfway through spring.
We live in South Australia, and are puzzled as to what sort it is and have spent endless hours trawling the internet.
Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.
We believe we have correctly identified your Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Hippotion celerio, thanks to this identification on the Natural History Museum website and this photo from Project Noah. One of the best places to learn more about the Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar is the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website.