Subject: Found in SW Ohio
Location: Ohio, USA
May 21, 2015 5:21 pm
this bug was found on a friends’s farm in SW Ohio on May 21, near Dayton. We have No idea what it is.
This is a newly metamorphosed Carolina Sphinx, Manduca sexta, and soon its wing will expand and it will be able to fly. Though the adult Carolina Sphinx might not be familiar to your friends, if they grow tomatoes, they are probably familiar with the large caterpillars of the Carolina Sphinx, the Tobacco Hornworm, that feeds on the leaves of tomatoes and related plants.
I appreciate the answer. It was found in a greenhouse where they grow tomatoes.
I will let them know, as we were all fascinated by it.