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Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

Eupanacra sp.

Description:

6-8 cm, mostly brown with small false eyespots on front. Looks like a Sphinx moth caterpillar.

Habitat:

Found resting on the vine growing on our mango tree.

Notes:

The host plant is Epipremnum pinnatum (Dragon-tail plant). I checked the next day and I couldn't find it, it might have started to pupate and hid somewhere safe. I have also seen smaller caterpillars on the same plant with similar characteristics, they could be the same species so I might keep an eye on them to see what they metamorphize into and finally determine the species.

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Sphinx moth caterpillar
Eupanacra sp. Observations · iNaturalist


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2 Comments

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 10 months ago

Ornithoptera80 Thanks! It's definitely my first time seeing them but all the caterpillars are now gone. I can't seem to find them so I guess they'll remain unidentified.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 10 months ago

Definitely in the genus Eupanacra, but looks much different than the last one you found? I would keep an eye out for this one.

Francis Floe
Spotted by
Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 10, 2022
Submitted on Mar 17, 2022

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