Location: Harvard, Nebraska, USA
August 6, 2014 6:14 am
My parents found this in their garden in Harvard, Nebraska, USA. We’ve never seen one like this. We think it is some kind of hornworm but can’t find a picture online. Can you give it’s common name and scientific name?
When requesting an insect identification, it is always helpful to identify the food plant. This is the caterpillar of a Whitelined Sphinx, Hyles lineata, a species with a vast range including all of continental North America. It has a highly variable caterpillar.