Monday, 8 September 2014

Sphingidae family: Hawk moths, or hummingbird moths

caterpillar from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I've yet to ID this caterpillar with a horn on its butt. 8cm long and a large eye spot. Twas munching on my wild oregano plants on the front lawn. It is, most certainly, Sphingidae family: Hawk moths, or hummingbird moths. They are the large ones!

Lintneria eremitus Hermit sphinx


William Kendall said...

I wonder what it thinks of your ruler.

Roan said...

That is one odd looking caterpillar! I will miss everything about summer. I don't enjoy getting out and taking pictures in cold weather and I've heard we are supposed to have lots of snow this winter. Here's hoping 'they' are wrong.