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Fuschia Chompers
Hello Bug Pro
Can you tell me what these fellas are? The nearly destroyed the fuschia and sure traumatized my wife when she stuck her finger on one. We live in Lander, Wyoming
Thanks Scott

Hi Scott,
Your photo illustrates two possible color morphs of the Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar, Hyles lineata. There are several additional color possibilities. The adult moths are a lovely hummingbird type moth that often flies at dawn and dusk. It is sometimes called the Striped Morning Sphinx. Fuschia is one of the preferred host plants, but the caterpillars will also feed on other cultivated plants.

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