What The Heck Is This?
I noticed several of these enormous caterpillars on my Starflowers (Pentas lanceolata) this morning.
Enormous and, I might add, really ugly. Note that the head and the butt (do caterpillars have a butt?) are kind of brown and slimy looking, as if it were pooping at both ends.
Apparently Pentas are a host plant for the Tersa sphinx moth, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what this is. Can anybody ID this critter?