Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA October 19, 2010 Size: 2 in.
Found four of the caterpillars on Duranta erecta 'Sapphire Showers'. My inital thought is Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta) parasitized by braconid wasps. The yellow spikes on the head and the green horn make me not so sure. I noticed the true legs were also of a different color than what I could find on BugGuide.
Contributed by Rick Shackleton on 24 October, 2010 - 1:57pm Last updated 25 January, 2013 - 4:59pm
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