Subject: Hornworm caterpillar
Location: Yuba City, Ca
May 6, 2013 8:33 pm
It is about 3 in long. We found it at my school site walking across the sidewalk. Any help would be appreciated!
This is the caterpillar of the Whitelined Sphinx, a common Southern California moth that is found in all 48 lower states. The caterpillar is highly variable in color and markings. The Whitelined Sphinx Moths are currently flying in Southern California. Feed the caterpillar leaves from fuschia or check BugGuide or Sphingidae of the Americas for additional food plants.