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Catterpillar (1 Viewer)


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Hi, found this catterpillar, which I think I've identified as an Elephant Hawk Moth Catterpillar but puzzled as to wha the gunge eminating from it is. Has it been attacked or is this part of the pupating process? I lifted the catterpillar and put it in amongs some vegitation rather than leave it on the path.


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Hello! It seems that it has been attaked. I don't find any video on which these catterpillar pupating process looks like that.


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I don't think so Andy, we have lots of Oleander Hawk Moth larva here and you can easily spot their presence by the mass of droppings on the pavements below the Oleander bushes. They are pellet shaped, a few millimetres across and obviously these gets bigger as the larva grows.


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