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Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Pink Form)

Eumorpha fasciatus

Description:

This little beauty is the fourth instar of the Banded Sphinx Moth in its stunning pink form.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Additional Resource(s): >>> https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec... (This link happens to feature this exact instar and color variation.)

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Matthew Hammond
Spotted by
Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Sep 22, 2019

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