Geographic location of the bug: Rizal, Philippines
Time: 01:40 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Please help me identify the exact genus and species of this caterpillar.
How you want your letter signed: Kaye
Most of the Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillars, Daphnis nerii, on our site are more mature, indeed many are pre-pupal. Thanks for sending an image of an earlier instar that has a longer, more delicate caudal horn. You can find a similar looking image on Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic. As the name indicates, the larvae of the Oleander Hawkmoth feed on the leaves of oleander.