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Lime Hawk-moth caterpillar - Mimas tiliae The photo is taken with smartphone by my daughter Raya in Berlin. It is almost at the pupating stage.  The spike is at the tail end. Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Berlin,Europe,Geotagged,Germany,Hornworm,Insect,Insecta,Lepidoptera,Lime hawk-moth,Mimas tiliae,Nature,Sphingidae,Sphinx moth,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Lime Hawk-moth caterpillar - Mimas tiliae

The photo is taken with smartphone by my daughter Raya in Berlin. It is almost at the pupating stage. The spike is at the tail end.

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  1. So weird and cool! Posted one year ago
  2. Freaky, but also very interesting! Good job, Raya :) Posted one year ago

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''Mimas tiliae'', known as the Lime Hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found throughout the Palearctic region and the Near East, and has also been identified in Eastern Canada.

This species is quite variable, though not confusable with any other sphingid of the Palearctic in its markings, the ground colour of the forewings being pinkish or buff, darker towards the tornus, marked with one or two dark green or brown blotches which are sometimes merged to form a continuous.. more

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Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Aug 6, 2018. Captured in Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 7E, 10178 Berlin, Germany.