What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

mystery pillar
Can anyone help ? What will this guy become ?
Thanx Lyn

Hi Lyn,
We crave information, like location and food plants. This is an Abbotts Sphinx Caterpillar, Sphecodina abbottii. It is relatively unique among the sphinxes since it looses its caudal horn, and the remaining “scar” looks like an eye, which probably frightens predators like birds.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

4 Responses to Abbotts Sphinx Caterpillar

  1. Shayna says:

    Are they dangerous ?

  2. pete skalsky says:

    Are the abbot sphinx caterpillars native to northern Minnesota?

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