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This little beauty is the fourth instar of the Banded Sphinx Moth in its stunning pink form.
They were at the edge of the river on very low plants (you can see the water in the background of the third picture as a reference.) It looked very healthy and seemed between 2 and 3 inches. I know adults come out to feed at dusk, but I'm not so sure about the caterpillar stage--albeit this one was spotted right at sundown.
Additional Resource(s): >>> https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec... (This link happens to feature this exact instar and color variation.)
Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Sep 22, 2019