Subject: Is this an Abotts Sphinx caterpillar?
Geographic location of the bug: St. Claude Manitoba
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
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.”