Friday, August 10, 2007

Who am I? Would you know my name?


If some kind soul out there could confirm who I am? The photographer does not have a clue....

9 comments:

n said...

Not sure if this helps but I think thats a moth larvae as opposed to a butterfly caterpillar. It looks a lot like some that I kept as a kid once...they morphed into this lovely green/yellow day moth about three inches long...

Unfortunately that's all I have to offer in terms of identity:)

David Blacker said...

Found one of these in the garden at Lintas, but no idea what it's called, sorry. Extremely cute, though. At first I thought it was made of plastic with painted eyes!

CC said...

Beautiful pic.
Maybe some type of papilio (Swallowtail) larvae?
this site is pretty comprehensive: http://www.srilankaninsects.net/index.htm
and the most similar description seems to be of the lime butterfly.

Dominic Sansoni said...

Thank you, nice to have some sense of identity. I appreciate all the help.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT DESIGN FOR ONE OF THOSE BAREFOOT ANIMAL THINGS NO ?

Mr. Evil said...

Hi Dom, It seems like a 'tomato hornworm', but i can't really say from the partial image if that's the right type of caterpillar :D Have a nice day!

poojitha said...

The big eye like markings are just for the sake of scaring predators ...stunningly cute

Anonymous said...

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar (Xylophanes tersa)

Anonymous said...

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar (Xylophanes tersa)