Insects and Spiders - native

Smerinthus ophthalmica on Oct 5, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Pale green caterpiller with a blue horn on the end.
Lime hawk caterpillar? Lime hawk 2?

Commentary

Dear Jim, the seems like the great ash sphinx, a native hawk-moth caterpillar from the family of Sphingidae.
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Sphinx-chersis
Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
Oct. 6, 2020, 6:38 a.m.

Dear Jim, on second thought it is likely our native eyed sphinx moth, Smerinthus ophthalmica. Here is a link to more info:
http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/browse/family-sphingidae/subfamily-smerinthinae/smerinthus/smerinthus-ophthalmica/
Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
Oct. 6, 2020, 12:20 p.m.