Please help me ID Snakie -Giant Caterpillar
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
July 5, 2011 2:04 am
I found this snakeike creature in the yard. it is about 6-inches long, with contrastng brown and black colours , resembling and behaving like a snake. I don’t know if this was just me or my anti-snake/spider ’sensors’ going off, but I jumped a bit at first.
It was found this July in tropical environment, with mediterranean/savannah like environment, but in recent rainy wearher. I am located in Port Moresby in (Papua) New Guinea. I just hoped somone could assist. This is the largest caterpillar I have ever seen until your wb page about the French caterpillar.-July 2011. I am not a collector but curious and scientifically minded.
Anyway thanks for your attention. . –
While we are unable to determine the species at the moment, we can tell you that this Hornworm is the larva of a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae.