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
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.