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LEPIDOPTERA
Gzira
17/01/09
Link:
Leps.it
Pittaway's Sphingidae site
Hippotion celerio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae
The vine hawkmoth (Hippotion celerio) is a large species of moth found in Southern Europe. The moth lays eggs on vines and the green caterpillars hatch feeding on the leaves of the grape vine, which is usually stripped bare of the leaves. The caterpillars have a short horn at the rear end and a yellow stripe along the edge.
Identified by Paolo Mazzei