What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Is this an Abotts Sphinx caterpillar?
Geographic location of the bug:  St. Claude Manitoba
Date: 07/12/2019
Time: 10:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you verify which caterpillar this may be? He’s been munching on my grape vine leaves.
How you want your letter signed:  Pauline

Abbott’s Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Pauline,
This is indeed one of the color variations of the Abbott’s Sphinx caterpillar which you can verify on Sphingidae of the Americas where it states:  “Larvae feed at night on grape (
Vitis) and ampelopsis (Ampelopsis) and hide on the bark of their host plants during the day.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: St. Claude, Manitoba Canada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *