Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 745119

Tetrio sphinx
Pseudosphinx tetrio

Observation date: December 23, 2011
Submitted by: MikesTooLz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I saw these all over an area inside the Miami Metro Zoo and took pictures of them because of their size and bright colors. I saw a zoo keeper driving around taking pictures of things and stopped her to ask what they were. She said she drives around the zoo every morning and takes pictures of any new interesting things and that she had never seen these caterpillars before and didn't know what they were. I did a search on google for the name and I could turn up pictures that match, however they had different names and I'm not sure what one is the actual name.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: October 07, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Miami-Dade County