sphinx moth caterpillar

sphinx moth caterpillar

6125   Hello, I don’t think I saw this one on any of the pages. It was found just outside of Port Elgin Ontario. I would say it was maybe 2 inches long and crawling pretty quickly.  Thanks!  Russ

This is a caterpillar of a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); possibly Ceratomia undulosa (the waved sphinx) – see https://tinyurl.com/yd9a2d6q for an image. These caterpillars often change colour from greenish to pinkish/reddish just before undergoing pupation.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.