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Mystery Caterpillar (09/13/18)

Introduction to the Achemon sphinx moth larvae, Eumorpha acehmon (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae).

This is the Achemon sphinx moth larvae, Eumorpha acehmon (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). It feeds on grapes and Virginia creeper. The adult moth is a beautiful, large hawkmoth with a 3½ inch wingspan and pink hindwings. It is distributed from southern Canada and throughout the U.S. (except Pacific Northwest) into Mexico. See the following website: 

 https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eumorpha-achemon

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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