Subject: color I have not seen
Location: interior Alaska ( Fairbanks)
September 11, 2014 3:22 pm
Found this fellow in Interior Alaska today (Sep 11 2014) seems late in the season and I am not accustomed to seeing them in dark colors. Can you tell me what it is ?
Signature: Curious in AK
Dear Curious in Alaska,
This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar and the species has a highly variable caterpillar with green individuals and tan individuals occurring as well as this black form. See Sphingidae of the Americas for more information on the Bedstraw Hawkmoth.