Protambulyx strigilis Linnaeus 1771


Host plant: Spondias sp.



Caterpillar Description

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Determined by: D. Janzen



Rearing results and development time

As of Oct. 2001, N=5: 2 eclosed, 2 died (see comments), 1 failed to pupate
Time as pupa: 14 days (N=1)

Host plants

Anacardiaceae: Spondias sp.



Observations and Comments

Later instars hide at the base of a leaf or near the base of the tree's trunk when not feeding (all larvae were found on saplings). Early instar larvae (I1-I3) have extremely pointed head capsules. The two larvae that died were in their early instars and were unable to shed their head capsules.

Voucher location

Tulane University