Subject: Hornworm?
Location: Winston Salem
November 15, 2015 10:18 am
Found in a flower garden in November in piedmont North Carolina. About 3.5 inches long
Signature: btrus

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Hornworm

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Hornworm

Dear btrus,
We are confident that your Hornworm is that of a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth, a highly variable species, but your individual matches this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas), jimsonweed (Datura spp.), pawpaw (Asimina spp.), and other plants in the Potato (Solanaceae) and Morning-glory (Convolvulaceae) families.”

Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina

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