Saturday, July 20, 2013

my caterpillar hero

I discovered this stunning caterpillar this morning, and identified it (easily done!) as an Abbott's Sphinx.  I was thrilled to see it on asiatic bittersweet, one of the more obnoxious invasives I deal with daily.

You go, Sphecodina abbottii!!! 


  1. LOL as long as it stays on that plant. We have a very similar looking caterpillar that eats the lemon trees :(

  2. Oh wow, did you see his eye then? How striking!!

  3. That's a spectacular caterpillar. I've found a few that look something like that around here but haven't been able to ID them. I hope he eats all those invasives!


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