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Subject: Caterpiller in Uberlandia, MG Brasil
Location: Uberlandia, Minas Gerias, Brasil
December 24, 2014 11:09 am
I just found this catepiller on the wall of my office. It is huge, 10cm to 12cm in length, with a red head. See the attached photos.
Signature: Craig Snively

Pachylia syces syces Caterpillar

Pachylia syces syces Caterpillar

Dear Craig,
This is a caterpillar of a Sphinx Moth,
Pachylia syces syces, and it does not have a common name.  According to the Sphingidae of the Americas site, the caterpillars feed on the leaves of various plants in the genus Ficus, which includes figs.

Thanks Daniel. Happy Holidays and thanks for the information.
Abraço from Brasil
Craig

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Uberlandia, Minas Gerias, Brasil

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