Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Coboconk Ontario Canada
September 20, 2013 5:04 pm
Found this our driveway today. Just wondering if u know what it is. We live in south central Ontario and tomorrow is the first day of fall. It is about 5 inches in length and diameter is about thumb size. Any info would be great!!!
Signature: Teacher

Possibly Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Tomato Hornworm

Dear Teacher,
We believe your Hornworm in the family Sphingidae might be that of a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth,
Agrius cingulata.  See Sphingidae of the Americas and BugGuide for photos of this highly variable caterpillar.  We will try to confirm our identification with Bill Oehlke.

Possibly Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Hornworm

Tomato Hornworm

Bill Oehlke Responds
Manduca quinquemaculatus

Location: Coboconk, Ontario, Canada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *