Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillars found in Desert

Subject:  a few more “bug photos” you might enjoy
Location:  Anza-Borrego Desert
March 2015
There were quite a few white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) caterpillars out in the Anza-Borrego desert during the wildflower bloom in early March of this year. We found there is quite a lot of variation in caterpillar patterns and eye color (note the green and orange-red eyes in the photo below).
Kind regards,
Lori in Altadena, CA

Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillars
Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillars

Thanks for sending us some additional images Lori.  We are posting your image of Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillars because we have been receiving numerous identification requests from Southern California in recent weeks.  In the future, please use our standard submission form located upon clicking the Ask What’s That Bug? link on our site.

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