Geographic location of the bug: Winnipeg, Mb
Time: 03:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this caterpillar with a blue/green/white colouring and dark green bands with an orange spot on its back. Can’t find the species anywhere!
How you want your letter signed: Lauren
This is a Caterpillar of an Abbott’s Sphinx Moth, Sphecodina abbottii, and you can verify that by comparing your individual to this image posted to BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Larvae start out green with a horn on the final segment. Middle instar larvae are whitish to blue-green with dark faint cross-stripes and the horn replaced by an orange raised knob on the last segment (A8). The last instars may be either brown with a “wood-grain” pattern or brown with ten pale green saddles along the back. In these late instars the knob resembles an eye.”