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Subject:  Green Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Cyprus
Date: 09/14/2017
Time: 09:32 AM EDT
I noticed this rather large caterpillar in southern Cyprus and just wanted to know what type it is and wether it will become a butterfly or a moth. It had yellow circles going down the sides of its body and was smooth with no hairs. It also had a little spike at the rear end.
How you want your letter signed:  Jo-Ann

Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Jo-Ann,
Though your camera angle is not ideal for identification purposes, we are able to barely view the caudal horn indicating this is a Hornworm in the family Sphingidae.  Based on your description and location, and that the plant it is feeding upon appears to be a grape vine, we believe this is a Vine Hawkmoth Caterpillar, and Project Noah includes an individual sighted on Cyprus.

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

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