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Isognathus Sphinx Caterpillar

Isognathus caricae

Description:

The Beautiful Isognathus Sphinx Caterpillar is a Moth of the Sphingidae family, it's widespread from Costa Rica, French Guiana, Argentina, Colombia ,Brazil and Peru, it doesn't have a breeding specific date, so there can be multiple generations per year, the Caterpillar (shown in this picture) feeds usually from Himatanthus obovatus, Allamanda cathartica and Alamanda schotii.

Habitat:

Tropical Forest

Notes:

You can see a close up of the sting in the fourth picture. Unlike most caterpillars this one's sting is fairly long

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Isognathus Sphinx Caterpillar
Isognathus caricae Lagarta Isognathus Caricae | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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32 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Very beautiful! Missed this one when you posted it!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

WOW! So stunning. No words to describe this! Gorgeous!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thanks everyone for your comments! :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

WOW! Incredible!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Fantastically beautiful!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Indeed!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wonderful!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thanks ArtexSquared

ArtexSquared
ArtexSquared 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thanks! Stephen.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Yes ! You're right! I never realized that! hahaha

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 8 years ago

COOL!! He looks all "Halloweeny"... :)
Phenomenal series!!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

very nice series

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thanks Riekos and AliHp one of the most beautiful caterpillars in my perspective!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

wow! very very nice..:)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very very beautiful shots. I really love the colors.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Description has been updated!


Spectacular!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Another example the nature give us of how gorgeous the life can be! Thanks for the comment! :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Amazing colors and it looks velvety! How gorgeous!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thanks Maria! I agreed with all this good comments people has posted, thank you!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Wow, what an amazing pattern this caterpillar has! Wonderful series, Phillip!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Thank You Antonio for your kind words :)

Wow Philip,great capture beautiful series,congrats and thanks for sharing

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 31, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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