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Pic 2 is a juvenile, I assume. Adult maybe 3"


Tropical lowland rainforest

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55 Comments (1–25)

JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

This has to be the most beautiful caterpillar I've ever heard of!

julia11cc 8 years ago

Thats a cool caterpillar.

craigwilliams 8 years ago

Perhaps it's worth getting in touch with Bill Oehlke, who runs this site on Sphingidae of Peru. If he doesn't know, I imagine he'd be very interested to see it:

ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks so much cranbrook , Jason, cullen & antonio! Too bad it wasn't named Jason!

Great spotting ceherzog!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Found in Peruvian Amazon too..

cullenb1 8 years ago

this is amazing...

Awesome capture Ceherzog,beautifulcongrats and thanks for sharing

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! Hope you find an ID soon. Love the little tail.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Claire! Great cat!

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations for this gorgeous sphinx!

ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks again friends...Craig, pretty funny. Danikisso..I'm worried too, and sickened at the thought.

craigwilliams 8 years ago

There's a party going on there :) Very exciting spot Clare! Always good to meet another Hawk Moth, in any form. The adults are all amazing in my book, so I can't wait to find out what clothes they'll be wearing to the next party!

arlanda 8 years ago

Incredible colours. Congratulations!!!

kevogecko 8 years ago

What a beauty! Congratulations!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Very nice. Congratulations.

Arun 8 years ago

Beauty !! Congratulations :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations ceherzog,,

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

This is a Sphinx Caterpillar (Sphingidae)

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats ceherzog!

Atul 8 years ago

Congratulations !

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Congratulations ceherzog on SOTD. Beautiful caterpillar, well deserved!

DaniKisso 8 years ago

Wow, I'm so thrilled to see this yet it saddens me that Ecuador is selling a third of It's rain forest to Chinese Oil companies. :-(

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Amazing caterpillar! congratulations ceherzog

ceherzog 8 years ago

Oh thanks so much Project Noah team....this was one of my favorite Ecuador I am really, really pleased that it got SOTD!

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Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 15, 2013
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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