What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

pink and green horned caterpillar
June 30, 2010
I took a picture of a large pink and green caterpillar with a single horn that I found in the Carbon County, PA area. It was in a grove of crabapple trees. It was discovered in mid June. Any help on identification would be greatly appreciated.
Jessica
Carbon County, PA

Possibly nowberry Clearwing Caterpillar

Hi Jessica,
Your caterpillar is a Hornworm in the family Sphingidae.  We are nearly certain your caterpillar is that of a Snowberry Clearwing,
Hemaris diffinis, and we are basing that on a photo posted to BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Share →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>