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  1. Hyles euphorbiae, Spurge Hawkmoth newly born caterpillars by EduardoMarabuto Photography on Flickr.
Hyles euphorbiae, Spurge Hawkmoth (Sphingidae) This is a widespread species in Europe where it is known for its brightly coloured caterpillars usually found feeding openly on spurges . What is not seen usually is when they come out of the eggs as you can see in this photo where the newly emerged caterpillars are seen eating away their egg-shell and start to wander around, while their brothers are still inside the other eggs, curled around themselves tightly.

    Hyles euphorbiae, Spurge Hawkmoth newly born caterpillars by EduardoMarabuto Photography on Flickr.

    Hyles euphorbiae, Spurge Hawkmoth (Sphingidae)
    This is a widespread species in Europe where it is known for its brightly coloured caterpillars usually found feeding openly on spurges .
    What is not seen usually is when they come out of the eggs as you can see in this photo where the newly emerged caterpillars are seen eating away their egg-shell and start to wander around, while their brothers are still inside the other eggs, curled around themselves tightly.