Location: NW Missouri
October 10, 2013 2:06 pm
Found this outside one of our chicken coops. Trying to identify. We are located in NW Missouri.
This is the caterpillar of a Striped Morning Sphinx or Whitelined Sphinx, Hyles lineata. The Striped Morning Sphinx Caterpillars can get quite numerous, especially in desert areas when conditions are correct. Adult Striped Morning Sphinxes are frequently confused for hummingbirds. For more information, see Sphingidae of the Americas.