Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Juiz de Fora / MG / Brazil
February 27, 2013 9:52 am
Hello, I found two caterpillars like this and would like to identify the species in order to breed in captivity
Signature: Raphaela Campos

Possible Early Instar Hornworm

Possible Early Instar Hornworm

Hi Raphaela,
We believe this might be an early instar Hornworm in the family Sphingidae.  We will check with Bill Oehlke.

Bill Oehlke concurs
I suspect one of the Isognathus species of Sphingidae
I would be happy to try to help the photographer with rearing instructions
if he/she would like to try to rear it through to adulthood and provide
images of the various stages along the way. I would have a better chance of
doing the id with image of mature larva or moth. Feel free to give
photographer my email and the info above.

Location: Juiz de Fora / MG / Brazi

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