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caterpillar - Pseudosphinx tetrio

caterpillar - Pseudosphinx tetrio
lantana, central palm beach County, Florida, USA
September 27, 2009
Size: 3 inches
the black round things on the leaf {poop}

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Not an expert...
but I have found an almost identical caterpillar in my Caterpillars of Eastern North America and it calls it a Convict Caterpillar (Xanthopastis timais) and it turns into a Spanish Moth. Also check out this page in the bugguide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/44276/bgpage.

 
Convicts are black and white, not black and yellow
see guide. I think the first ID of Tetrio Sphinx is correct. You can even make out the threadlike anal horn in this image (compare below):


 
Sorry
I typed in Tetrio Sphinx and couldn't get a page to come up. Sometimes colors vary and Xanthopastis timais was the closest thing I could find.

Tetrio Sphinx - Hodges#7830 (Pseudosphinx tetrio)
heres some from the guide..and you can click there, then images then choose adults to see the adults, except there are only 2 3 pics of adults, so go here: http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/ptetrio.htm
to see adults..(only if you wanna) grins

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