photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Tom Murray | all galleries >> Arthropods - Arthropoda >> Insects - Insecta >> Caterpillars - Lepidoptera >> Moth Caterpillars > 7893 - Gallium Sphinx - Hyles gallii
previous | next

7893 - Gallium Sphinx - Hyles gallii

Highgate, Vt.

Canon EOS 20D
1/250s f/11.0 at 100.0mm (35mm equivalent: 701mm) iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
comment | share
Tom Murray26-Sep-2010 03:47
Mom in Maine, if your caterpillar is full grown like this one, it was probably looking for a place to pupate, probably under loose soil or bark mulch. They overwinter in a cocoon, and need to be kept in a cold area during the winter. Then in the spring or early summer it should emerge as a beautiful sphinx moth just like this one.
Guest 25-Sep-2010 18:40
My husband just found this in our driveway...very cute...we are wondering what it eats kids will be wanting to feed it and watch it turn into the moth. Thanks for the indentification. I thought I may find help here. :)
Mom in Maine
JBF 20-Aug-2010 17:14
Great to find this RUNNING through the tomato patch this morning. We were harvesting and looking for tomato hornworm and found this fellow.
Glad to let it go. What does it eat?
JBF, Putney VT 8/19/10
EMH 26-Sep-2008 15:03
I saw one of these in Windham County, Vermont this week! Thanks for the photo and ID- I was so curious! Do we know what it eats??