Subject: Alice in Wonderland caterpillars
Location: Toledo District, Belize
October 30, 2014 9:09 pm
Hello, bugman and devoted staff,
These caterpillars repeatedly defoliate the plumeria, which suffer no apparent ill effects. Can you tell me what these turn into?
Many thanks.
Signature: Tanya

Tetrio Sphinxes

Tetrio Sphinxes

Hi Tanya,
The bright colors of these Tetrio Sphinxes are quite spectacular and they really do look like fantasy creations of the imagination.

Location: Toledo District, Belize

3 Responses to Tetrio Sphinx Caterpillars from Belize

  1. Bostjan Dvorak says:

    I admire this photo; it is simply wonderful – and shows, that these caterpillars also munch the blossoms of Frangipani trees, like those of Daphnis nerii on Oleander. Thank You very much for sharing. This site is a neverending discovery.

    With thankful wishes
    Bostjan

    • bugman says:

      Thanks Bostjan. What’s That Bug? is very indebted to the numerous identification you have been able to provide for our readership.

  2. Bostjan Dvorak says:

    I admire this photo; it is simply wonderful – and shows, that these caterpillars also munch the blossoms of Frangipani trees, like those of Daphnis nerii on Oleander. Thank You very much for sharing. This site is a neverending discovery.

    With thankful wishes
    Bostjan

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