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Subject: moth caterpillar?
Location: Prairie grass in foothills of Southern Alberta Canada
September 15, 2013 3:05 pm
Can you help with the identification of this caterpillar. It was found Sept 14th in prairie grass in the foothills of southern alberta, just east of the rocky mountains. Approx 2.5-3.0 inches long.
Signature: Evan C.

Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Evan,
This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar, also known as the Gallium Sphinx,
Hyles gallii, and it is found throughout Canada.  It is also found across Europe and Asia.  You can read more about the Bedstraw Hawkmoth and its caterpillar on the Sphngidae of the Americas website.

Hello and thank you Daniel. I can now impress my friends!!
Evan

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Alberta, Canada
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