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Subject: caterpillar
Location: Budapest, Hungary
September 8, 2016 12:10 pm
Hello! This creation was about 8 cm long and had a blue horn(?). I’ve never seen this kinda living thing before so I’d be happy to know what I met 🙂
Signature: beka

Hornworm

Hornworm of Linden Tree Hawkmoth

Dear Beka,
This is a Hornworm, the caterpillar of a moth in the family Sphingidae, and its color leads us to believe it is prepupal and searching for a place to dig so that it can transform into a pupa.  We are not certain of the species, but the slant of its head and the blue horn lead us to believe it might be the Hornworm of an Eyed Hawkmoth,
Smerinthus ocellatus, which is pictured on the Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic site.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Budapest, Hungary

2 Responses to Hornworm from Hungary is Linden Tree Hawkmoth

  1. Bostjan Dvorak says:

    This is a caterpillar of Mimas tiliae, the linden tree hawkmoth; interesting finding in this late time of the year, probably descendant of the second generation…

    Nice wishes

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