Subject: What bug is it
Geographic location of the bug: Durban
Time: 02:13 PM EDT
This Bug was found in my dads yard. Can you help identify what type of bug this is?
How you want your letter signed: Suren
This is a Hornworm, the caterpillar of a Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, but we have not had any luck identifying the species. We could not find it on iSpot, but we cannot view any observations past page 1, so it might be listed there, but either we are having technical difficulties, or the site is having technical difficulties. We have numerous images on our site of Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillars, a different species from the same family that looks somewhat similar. Do you know what plant it was eating? Knowing the food plant is an excellent clue to discerning the identity of many insects. Perhaps Bostjan who frequently contributes to our site will write in with a comment and an identification.