Insects and Spiders - native

Hyles lineata on Jul 3, 2020

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

It's a 3-4 inch caterpillar that looks similar to a Texas Sphinx Moth larve.

Commentary

Dear Leif, thank you for contacting us re the larva of the Sphingidae moth. This is Hyles lineata, the white-lined Sphinx moth, a native moth throughout the Pacific Northwest. It is very common throughout the year. Here is more info: http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/browse/family-sphingidae/subfamily-macroglossinae/hyles/hyles-lineata/
Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
July 6, 2020, 2:51 p.m.