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Hank Vander Velde12-Mar-2013 15:26
Hi Chris; I found your site when searching for the name of this Caterpillar. I too have an image of it taken in Saint Lucia recently. Thanks for posting yours and for the Id provided in the comments. BTW: Beautiful image too.
Todd Owlett28-Oct-2012 02:23
Nice capture color and sharpness
Guest 25-Sep-2010 22:27
Frangipani Worms
Rox 02-Jan-2010 19:05
This is a Tetrio Sphinx, Pseudosphinx tetrio. The caterpillar is much prettier than the moth it turns into.
Mike 18-Oct-2009 22:18
Tetrio Sphinx [officially: Pseudosphinx tetrio (Linnaeus)]

Also, because they feed on the leaves of the Frangipani tree, they're often refered to as a "Frangipani Caterpillar."
Claire 16-Oct-2009 14:16
This is a Frangipani Caterpillar. We saw loads of them in St Lucia.
Chris05-Aug-2009 21:18
Several people have asked me the name of these caterpillars - to date, I have not found out. Any info gratefully received...Chris
Sacha Wilkinson 05-Aug-2009 19:55
What are these caterpillars called ? I have seen them lots of times when I have visited St Lucia, but know one seems to know the name for them. When I Stumbled arcoss your wonderful photos I had hoped to find the names, but the photos are namesd very well. Thanks x
Guest 22-Dec-2008 15:52
and in tobago
michelle 21-Mar-2007 16:58
hey nice pics, when i was in dominica i saw the same type of caterpillars, beautiful, arent they?
Cora Malinak13-Apr-2005 10:16
Fantastic image! I have an image similar from when I was in St. Lucia and was just thinking about adding it to my trekearth site but wanted to find out the name for it. When I did a search, I landed right back here on pbase and found your photo. Do you have any idea what these little guys are called? I've only ever seen them in St. Lucia.
Peter Hollinger26-Nov-2004 14:30
Beautiful caterpillar!
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