Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: Hornworm caterpillar
Location: Yuba City, Ca
May 6, 2013 8:33 pm
It is about 3 in long. We found it at my school site walking across the sidewalk. Any help would be appreciated!
Signature: Carrie

Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar
Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Carrie,
This is the caterpillar of the Whitelined Sphinx, a common Southern California moth that is found in all 48 lower states.  The caterpillar is highly variable in color and markings.  The Whitelined Sphinx Moths are currently flying in Southern California.  Feed the caterpillar leaves from fuschia or check BugGuide or Sphingidae of the Americas for additional food plants.

3 thoughts on “Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar”

  1. um i found something like this but its all brown and has yellow lines on its side it is as long as my pointer finger and i wanna know if its dangerous to any one or pet because my cat was trying to eat it and now i think hes gonna get sick


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