Subject: Green Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug: Cyprus
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
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.