Subject: Sphinx leucopheata caterpillar by Prema
Geographic location of the bug: Lago Atitlán
Time: 05:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Prema, dear Daniel,
Many Thanks for Your nice replies. – I am attaching my sketch of this caterpillar type on the plant leaves from 2016; maybe they are similar to those of the plant on (resp. under) which You found Your caterpillar; maybe an ash species (Fraxinus, Oleaceae) or a Bignoniaceae-member like Tecoma stans (with plenty of yellow tubular blossoms), a tree from the Trumpet-tree-family. Thank You again for sharing, and have a great celebration!
Best from Berlin,
How you want your letter signed: Dr. Bostjan Dvorak
Thanks so much for providing us with your sketch of this rare Hornworm. Daniel adjusted the levels to saturate the image a bit to improve its appearance on the internet. Thanks again for your assistance in identifying Prema’s Hornworm from Guatemala as Sphinx leucopheata.