Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar from South Africa

Subject: Hornworm
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
April 12, 2016 4:53 am
I found my cat playing now with this worm/caterpillar thing and I don’t know what it is. It makes a clicking noise and lifts in horn when I touch it with something.
Please let me know what this is?
Signature: Regards Shae Turner

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

Dear Shae,
This is a more atypical coloration for a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar.  Most individual are yellow and green.

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