There are many moths and butterflies in Jamaica and here is one of the caterpillars I found few weeks ago.
Sunday Photo Hunting
The new beauty was born.
I liked walking in my mother in-law’s garden and anytime I went out there was something. I didn’t always carry my big camera, but my phone was usually in my pocket, so I was able to capture this beauty.
Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the common lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail and citrus swallowtail.
(source – wikipedia.org)
I captured this beauty before I left Jamaica and I was wondering what kind of caterpillar it should be. My mother in-law had a lot of them on her plants in front of her house and she literally had to collect them and transfer to the back yard where they won’t eat up the nice plants she is keeping in the front yard.
I thought it is a black-yellow butterfly, which is very common in Jamaica, but after I did some research, I realized it is a moth.
Pseudosphinx tetrio is a species of moth in the family Sphingidae. Its common names include tetrio sphinx, giant gray sphinx, frangipani hornworm, and plumeria caterpillar. It is native to the tropical and subtropical Americas from the southern and southwestern United States to Brazil.
Dear visitors, followers I took a little break from posting due to my very busy weeks and I will continue posting my regular posts as regularly as possible.
Here are few photos I took today. Nobody like them and we have to get rid of them, but I wanted to take some interesting shots before they are gone. So here we go – Jamaican wasp.
I am back with some new dragonfly photos and I loved capturing this one, because it was literary posing for me. Thank you “bluey”
Even Jamaican butterflies love reggae music 🙂
It was very challenging to capture this tiny green butterfly, but I love the composition.