Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth

Caterpillar or Larvae?
Hi there,
We found this insect eating on a Leafy Spurge plant. It is about 3 inches long. Is it a Bedstraw Hawkmoth Larvae? I looked it up on the net but the colors didn’t quite match. Thanks for your help.
Mina Sanden
Craik, Sask.

Hi Mina,
This is a close relative of the Bedstraw Hawkmoth, the Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth, Hyles euphorbiae.

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