Subject: what is this caterpillar
Location: southern Ohio, in my backyard on a vine
September 11, 2016 2:22 pm
I’m from southern Ohio and there’s a caterpillar in my backyard and I’m curious as to what it is. It’s about as long as my hand and was eating leaves off of a Virginia creeper, a vining plant. I’ve tried looking for it on google and the closest I could find was tersa sphinx but I’m not sure that’s it.
The lateral composition of your image of a Pandorus Sphinx on its food plant, Virginia Creeper, would make a perfect study for an entomological illustration.