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Catalpa Sphinx

Ceratomia catalpae


Very large caterpillars. Mostly black with yellow bands with black mottling along the sides.


Spotted on a Catalpa tree on my parents' property. The property used to be an old field. Their property contains several acres of forest and creeks as well, with a hidden meadow between the trees.


There were at least a hundred caterpillars on this tree. The tree was left skeletonized essentially. This happens annually and the tree always seems to recover.

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Wowwwww,,, wonderful!

mabijibo 2 years ago

Thank you, Melinda, for identifying my photo!

maplemoth662 2 years ago

A pretty caterpillar....

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2014
Submitted on Aug 1, 2018

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