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Caterpillar, name - Eumorpha labruscae

Caterpillar, name - Eumorpha labruscae
Vero Beach, IndianRiver County, Florida, USA
December 29, 2005
Size: 4 inches
There is a spot near the end of the tail that looks like it flashes white and black found by a grove on some para grass.
Just wondered what moth of butterfly it is.

Will be going to bahamas this
Will be going to bahamas this December. Always wanted to see this species.is this the only time you have seen one of these?

Mimicry
Wow! I know there are caterpillars that mimic snakes for defense, but this has to be one of the best visual examples I've seen!
Nice find. :)

A number of Sphinx moth caterpillars
like Xylophanes and Erinnyis will pull in their heads to make their head look bigger and will have snake coloration. We'll check to see if we can find one that fits. -- Ahah! See what you think of Eumorpha labruscae. Images at Bill Oehlke. Nice find!

 
Eumorpha laburcae
Thank you, thats exactly what it is.

 
OK, will move to guide
OK, will move to guide

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