Subject: hornworm?
Location: Harvard, Nebraska, USA
August 6, 2014 6:14 am
My parents found this in their garden in Harvard, Nebraska, USA. We’ve never seen one like this. We think it is some kind of hornworm but can’t find a picture online. Can you give it’s common name and scientific name?
thank you,
Signature: Patty

Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar

Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Patty,
When requesting an insect identification, it is always helpful to identify the food plant.  This is the caterpillar of a Whitelined Sphinx,
Hyles lineata, a species with a vast range including all of continental North America.  It has a highly variable caterpillar.

Location: Harvard, Nebraska

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