Subject: Cute bug
Location: Madeira Ialands (porto Santo)
September 27, 2015 5:33 am
Here is a photo of a large caterpillar bug found in the madeira islands. It’s easily the size of a large finger with cute markings. awww 🙂
I know its probably the caterpillar of a hawk moth, but which one? I would appreciate any more information you might have..
We agree that this is a Hornworm, but we haven’t had much luck verifying the species. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide additional information.
Correction: A reader provided a comment indicating that this is the caterpillar of a Vine Hawkmoth, and Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic confirms that identification.