Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar from Canada

Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  New Brunswick Canada
Date: 09/01/2021
Time: 01:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My 5 year old found this sucker hanging out today
How you want your letter signed:  Curious kids

Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Curious Kids,
This is a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar,
Hyles gallii, and according to Butterflies and Moths of North America:  “Fully-grown caterpillars pupate and overwinter in loose cocoons in shallow underground burrows.”  We suspect your individual was searching for a good location for pupation.

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