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White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillars

Hyles lineata


Family: Sphingidae. Subfamily: Macroglossinae. Length: Different instars. up to 89 mm as an estimate. Coloring: Variable, Green, black, yellow, orange with distinctive spots or blotches. Feeding on Evening of primrose. Other host plants are apple, elm, grape, tomato and purslane.


Meadow with abundant flowers and plants. Near woodlands and large lake.


Found more than 20 variable in coloring caterpillars on Evening of Primrose plant.

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Oct 6, 2014

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