In response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge with the Letter C or D topic
Posts Tagged With: caterpillar
There are many moths and butterflies in Jamaica and here is one of the caterpillars I found few weeks ago.
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.
In response to Jennifer’ s Color your world challenge with the 46th color – Inch worm.
The Color your World challenge will run January through April, for 120 days, with a new Crayola color topic posting each day so it will be somewhat challenging but a great fun as well.