Subject: moth caterpillar?
Location: Prairie grass in foothills of Southern Alberta Canada
September 15, 2013 3:05 pm
Can you help with the identification of this caterpillar. It was found Sept 14th in prairie grass in the foothills of southern alberta, just east of the rocky mountains. Approx 2.5-3.0 inches long.
Signature: Evan C.
This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar, also known as the Gallium Sphinx, Hyles gallii, and it is found throughout Canada. It is also found across Europe and Asia. You can read more about the Bedstraw Hawkmoth and its caterpillar on the Sphngidae of the Americas website.
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