Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar from South Africa

Subject: can you identify this for us please?
Location: Pinelands, Cape town
June 1, 2014 1:57 pm
A friend found a caterpiller in her garden and would like to know what species it might belong to? Would be so grateful if you could help –
Liz Wallis
Signature: liz

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Liz,
This is an atypical, but not rare, color variation of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar.

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