Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
February 27, 2015 3:44 am
We found this caterpillar in our garden today -late summer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have never seen anything like it. Would love to know what it is. Many thanks!
Though you may have never seen one before, the Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Acherontia atropos, is a relatively common species in South Africa.
Daniel, thank you so much for your help! Just to let you know, we carefully relocated the creature to an uncultivated verge further down our road so it is safe and well and not tempted to eat any more Arum Lilies. Best regards, Elizabeth.