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Subject: Large unknown catepillar
Location: South Africa
January 13, 2014 1:49 am
Hi There
My moms cat recently brought a large caterpillar into the house from her garden and apparently whenever the cat went near it it would move around and make hissing and clicking sounds. we have no idea what this bug is and would be very interested to find out?
Signature: Megan Lundberg

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Hi Megan,
This is the Caterpillar of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth, and we get numerous requests to identify them from South Africa.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: South Africa

One Response to Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar from South Africa

  1. Leonora says:

    I found one of these caterpillars on the paved area in my yard. I put it in an empty garden patch, but don’t know what he needs to feed on. Where shall I pout it now?

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