What is this specimen?
Geographic location of the bug:  Yucatan, Mexico
Date: 09/01/2017
Time: 10:54 AM EDT
Saliendo del trabajo me encontré con esta fea, chistosa, rara especie y ante el temor de ver mas de estos mejor asesorarme y saber que tipo es y si es venenosa o peligrosa de alguna forma.
How you want your letter signed:  Luis Alamilla


Hola Luis,
This is a harmless Hornworm, the caterpillar of a moth in the family Sphingidae.  All of its caracteristics, the false eyespots, the caudal horn, the ability to retract its head causing it to look like a snake are are mimicry tricks to make it seem much more dangerous than it is.  We will attempt to provide you with a species name. 

Location: Yucatan, Mexico

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