Narwhalerpillar.

Narwhalerpillar.

While I am generally pretty happy that the whole Narwhal meme appears to have more or less died (although I did see some Narwhal finger puppets at Terra Toys so perhaps this crap is alive and well… or it has jumped the shark or something), I can’t deny that this little guy reminds me a bit of some fantastic horned creature.  Since I am way more into HARD SCI-FI than fantasy, though, I tend to think you should probably look at that orange spike as some sort of poisonous ding dong doohickey rather than a horn, but I am not one to judge.

He is, in fact, the larva of a White-lined sphinx moth and he’s kind of huge.  It would probably make a good snack, just throw it on a skewer and BBQ it up (JK I am a vegetarian- I do not condone this!).  Anyway, the moths are pretty awesome, too, with that whole hummingbird vibe going on.  This guy will get a whole lot darker and more evil (lots of adolescents go through a goth phase, it’s a thing- maybe this one is more into the black metal scene, though) before turning into a full blown moth, sucking the hell out of some nectar, and giving off mad pheromones.

I kind of want to make a big ass caterpillar costume for Halloween this year, who can help me make this happen?

White-lined Sphinx larva