Subject: grub like – perth Australia
Location: perth, Australia
May 17, 2014 5:03 am
Found 3 of these larvae/grub like thing in my back yard perth Australia. Don’t know where they came from had one first put him out in a grass area and the next day I found two more. Seem to have a mouth that retracts into the body when startled.
Its almost like a big caterpillar.
Just want to know if they are dangerous. Just got a new puppy so want to be safe.
Thanks graham
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Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Hi Graham,
This is the caterpillar of a Vine Hawkmoth or Gabi Moth,
Hippotion celerio, and it is perfectly harmless.  More information on the Vine Hawkmoth can be found on Butterfly House.

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

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