Subject: Moth caterpillar?
Geographic location of the bug: Central Mexico
Time: 08:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello bugman! I found this beautiful guy while sweeping the back porch. I know he must turn into something gorgeous so I’m wondering what he is, what he eats, and where would be the best place to put him?
How you want your letter signed: Emma
This is a Hornworm in the family Sphingidae, but we are uncertain of the species. We will attempt additional research but we are posting your image in the hopes that one of our readers (Bostjan are you reading?) can provide a species identity. We suspect this individual is pre-pupal and that it was searching for an appropriate location for pupation.