Subject: What type of big is this?
Location: Tox, Ak
August 11, 2017 11:16 pm
We stayed at a camp in Tok, Alaska and while walking back came across this weird umm thing/bug can not figure out what it is.
Signature: Adrianna Miller
This is a Hornworm, the caterpillar of a Sphinx Moth in the family Sphingidae. According to Sphingidae of the Americas, there are not many species found in Alaska, and we are quite certain because of the black color and red horn, that this is the Caterpillar of a Gallium Sphinx, Hyles gallii. More information on the species, also called the Bedstraw Hawkmoth, can be found on Sphingidae of the Americas.