Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar from Tanzania

Subject: Unknown Caterpilar
Location: Tanzania
January 19, 2016 8:43 am
A friend of mine from Arusha-Tanzania has posted this picture on his FB account wondering witch
species this is. Been searching the internet and i can only find pictures but no description of the species.
So in order to help him and solve my own curiosity ;P i’m asking The bugman or help.
Friendly greetings from a Belgian in France 😛
Signature: Kurt Vogeleer

Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Kurt,
This is the caterpillar of an Oleander Hawkmoth,
Daphnis nerii, and its color indicates it is getting ready to pupate.  We found the species listed on African Moths and this wide ranging species is reported throughout much of Africa.  The adult Oleander Hawkmoth is a stunning green moth.

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