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  Oleander Hawk-moth caterpillar

 

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A young caterpillar of the Oleander Hawk-moth (fig.), spotted near Kasetsart in Bangkok. Newborn caterpillars are pale bluish and green in colour, with two white lines with a pale bluish shade on either side, and tiny black-bordered white spots, as well as elongated white-bordered black markings and two black-bordered bluish-white eyespots on the forefront of the body. In addition, it has a short yellowish-orange tail on the back of the body.