Subject: Hornworm? In florida
Location: Wellington, Florida
February 27, 2016 12:02 pm
My horse came in from the field with this weird little guy hitchhiking on his leg.
We believe your Hornworm is that of a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe, based on images posted to both BugGuide and the Sphingidae of the Americas sites. According to BugGuide, they are found in “Open areas with shrubs, young trees, gardens. Adults feed actively on flower nectar during the day while hovering at blossoms” and “Larvae feed on hawthorn, honeysuckle, snowberry, viburnum.”