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Subject: Cute bug
Location: Madeira Ialands (porto Santo)
September 27, 2015 5:33 am
Hello
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..
Signature: Thanks

Hornworm

Hornworm of the Vine Hawkmoth

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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Madeira Islands

2 Responses to Vine Hawkmoth Hornworm from Madeira Islands

  1. Chanda says:

    This looks like it might be the caterpillar of the Vine Hawk Moth, Hippotion celerio.

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