WHats this Caterpillar???
I am sure you get lots of these. I am a park ranger and have no idea what species this is. It has a slight horn on its tail. Any response would be helpful. Your website is an AWESOME resource for us! Thanks for all the hard work!!!
Saluda Shoals Park
Hi Ranger Jay,
We just love helping the rangers, especially those that go the extra mile to try to get things identified for the curious public. This is a Banded Sphinx Caterpillar, Eumorpha fasciata. It feeds on Ludwigia, the water primrose. The coloration of the caterpillar is highly variable.