Sunday, 6 January 2013

Took this photo of a fat caterpillar in our "garden" yesterday. Can anybody identify it? Taken in Table View, Cape Town, South Africa on 5th January 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Daniel Marlos of says "Hi Dylan,
    There isn't much detail in the posterior end of this caterpillar so we cannot make out if there is a caudal horn present, but the coloration and size are consistent with the appearance of a Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Acherontia atropos, like the one we just posted a few days ago from Israel. This is a different color morph from the typical Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillars we generally receive which are more green and yellow." and, considering the fact that we soon after found a fat green equivalent, I reckon that's confirmation enough.