Hummingbird Clearwing Moth caterpillar. About 22mm in length.
Reared in captivity from egg taken from Viburnum bush in an urban garden.
After photographing a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth feeding at Butterfly Bush (Buddleia sp.) I watched as it flew to a nearby Viburnum bush and deposited a single egg. I brought the egg inside and it hatched in 3 days and, I believe, molted twice within the next 7. The day after this photo was taken it molted again.
Lat: 41.22, Long: -95.96
Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2011
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