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Can you please tell me which of the sphnix moths this will be? I have found several feeding on a small wild euphorbia in a vacant lot near my house in central Texas. I don’t believe this is as large as it will grow as I’ve seen larger ones. It must be one of the many sphnix moths but I can find it neither in my book or on your excellent website. Thank you,
Carol Wadley

Hi Carol,
The caterpillar from the Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth, Sphinx euphorbiae, an introduced species that feeds on leafy spurge, Euphorbia esula. The caterpillar has several color variations.

2 Responses to Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar

  1. Laurna Herren says:

    I found two of these today in Sioux City, Iowa. Never seen them before

  2. chris says:

    can you get them? this is for school

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