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4" CATERPILLAR IN BARBADOS

Observed: 7th June 2011 By: Alan WinterAlan Winter’s reputation in Invertebrates
4" CATERPILLAR IN BARBADOS
Description:

A 4" BRIGHTLY COLOURED CATERPILLAR WITH MANY FEEDING ON ONE PLANT IN THE FLOWER FOREST BARBADOS. a LOCAL SAID IT WAS THE CATERPILLAR OF A LARGE DAY FLYING MOTH BUT DIDN'T KNOW THE NAME.
i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS PLEASE.

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DavidNotton's picture

Some interesting links and comparative pictures

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudosphinx_tetrio

This was one of the species depicted by artist Maria Sybilla Merian more than 300 years ago in her pioneer work illustrating the life cycles of neotropical insects: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/egallery/object.asp?maker=11927&object...