Subject: Worm help!
August 13, 2015 9:10 am
Hello Mr. Bugman! Found this little guy catching the sunset on the grass about 2 feet away from the pond. Did quite a bit of googling. All I found remotely similar is the Horn-worm, but I have only come across green horn-worms..none that are brightly colored like this!
Signature: by the President, please. Just kidding, Kelsey is fine.
Dear President Kelsey,
Just out of curiosity, when you are asked where you are from, do you answer “32.447175,-95.130009?” This is a Hornworm in the genus Eumorpha, and members of the genus often lose the horn as they molt into fully grown caterpillars. Your individual is a Banded Sphinx, Eumorpha fasciatus.
Thank you very much! They turn into sweet moths I see. Have a good one Doc.!