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Frangipani caterpillar

Pseudosphinx tetrio

Description:

close to 5", absolutely the longest and one of the largest caterpillars I have ever seen

Habitat:

Caribbean

Notes:

I spotted this ginormous caterpillar while walking the street through a small village. I couldn't believe how big it was, then a local told me they get even bigger than the one I saw! Near the end of my time in Dominica I saw a few of these flattened on the road.

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16 Comments

Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago

interesting color!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!,

patty
patty 8 years ago

Outstandingly beautiful caterpillar Dan!! Cool name too "fangipangi" =)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thank you everyone! That would be cool Carol.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

I think you should get designer shoelaces for your hiking boots in this exact design!!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

wow!!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 8 years ago

BREATH TAKING

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wow! Awesome!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

cool photos Dan!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Terrific! So long! That is incredible! I love the design! It's got to be a girl. Spring fashion statement. HA!

CarlaBrownBrooks
CarlaBrownBrooks 8 years ago

Beautiful!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful caterpillar.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

great pictures and spot!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

magical spot dude!

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 8 years ago

Great Shot and Caterpillar !

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Wow! What a beautiful and vibrant caterpillar!!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Saint Paul Parish, Dominica

Spotted on Feb 12, 2013
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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