Look at this magnificent squishy beast! Behold the #GiantSphinx (Cocytius antaeus) #caterpillar! 🐛 This caterpillar was found by one of my coworkers on a Pond Apple tree, but they also feed on Custard Apple as well.
This awesome little creature will turn into a huge #moth with an astounding #wingspan of 5-7 inches!! That's massive! The variation in size is due to the fact that females are much larger than males. Also, the (adult) moth is the ONLY insect in North America that can pollinate the very rare and #endangered #GhostOrchid! Needless to say, this was a super cool find and it totally made my day.