Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Eumorpha fasciatus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Eumorpha fasciatus)

This is one of the more colorful caterpillars. BIG!

Adults begin feeding at dark. Caterpillars pupate in shallow chambers in the soil

Larval host Ludwigia spp.

Learn: http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/flOrangesph5l.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant MEXICAN PRIMROSEWILLOW (Ludwigia octovalvis)

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