Thanks to Sandi – this is the larva for the Pandorus Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus)
Yesterday I was weeding in the garden and found this caterpillar on the Bee Balm plant. I’d not seen this kind before and at first thought it was the Tomato Hornworm. I looked in the books I have and he was not in them. So I’m asking you if you know what he is.
He’s a fat one and fairly big…
He pulls his head back inside all these rolls when touched.
This is what he looks like on the move…
A dot on his back-end…sorry the picture’s a little fuzzy.
Oh! And such pudgy little legs!
Pleading with me to please take the camera out of his face and let him go…
I love those little sucker feet. Remind me of magnets when they hook together.
So, if anyone can send some info my way, I’d really appreciate it! I know there are some avid bug enthusiasts out there 🙂