Help to identify this moth larva please
Location: Maui Hawaii
April 12, 2011 9:37 pm
Aloha, in late March I found that three of these larva had consumed a large gardenia plant in one night. I believe that it is a Sphinx larva, but unsure which. Thanks
This is an Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar, an species introduced to Hawaii from the Mediterranean region. The range of this species has increased with the cultivation of oleander in other regions. Gardenia is a minor food plant. The best place to try to identify Sphinx Moths from Hawaii and elsewhere is the Sphingidae of the Americas website.