Need help identifying…

Caterpillar unknown

Possibly Family Sphingidae “Hawk Moth” or “Sphinx Moth” ??

“The very characteristic larvae are smooth and bear a short upright horn at the end of the abdomen.”

[PICKER, M., GRIFFITHS, C. & WEAVING, A. 2004.  Field Guide to Insects of South Africa.  Cape Town:   Struik]

Getting a field guide with photographs of every insect species with egg, larvae and adult insect identification would probably mean carrying around 5kg of information.

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