Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Lake Jackson Texas
October 11, 2015 5:41 pm
Found this guy at the golf course in Lake Jackson Texas, couldn’t find this one in your picture file, just curious .
Thanks in advance!
Signature: Rae

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Rae,
This is a Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar, and there are many images on our site of brown individuals like the one you observed as well as green Tersa Sphinx Caterpillars.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on Madder Family, Rubiaceae, including Smooth buttonplant (Spermacoce glabra), starclusters (Pentas species), Borreria, Manettia; and Bignoniaceae: Catalpa. Also noted, in North Carolina, from Virginia Buttonweed, Diodia virginiana, also in the Rubiaceae.”

Location: Lake Jackson, Texas

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