Strange Panamanian Catepillar
Location: Ancon, Panama City, Panama
January 9, 2011 10:33 am
So I found this large caterpillar just outside of Panama City, Panama and have no idea what it is. I was hoping you could help me. It has a red head, jet black body with yellow-white stripes, and orange legs and rear with a black spine. It was almost 6 inches long too, definitely the longest caterpillar I have ever seen!
Signature: Thanks, Dennis
The caterpillar of the Tetrio Sphinx, Pseudosphinx tetrio, is quite distinctive. You can read about the Tetrio Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.