Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar from South Africa

Subject:  Death’s Head Hawkmoth
Geographic location of the bug:  Pretoria East
Date: 03/29/2018
Time: 04:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I think I have identified this large and beautiful caterpillar found on a gooseberry bush in my garden today.   I just thought I’d share the pic for those interested.
How you want your letter signed:  Andrew Bleeker

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Andrew,
Thank you so much for sending in your gorgeous image of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar.

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