white line sphinx moth- case of mistaken identity?
While I've been vegetable gardening for years, my insect identification skills have been clearly lacking...
What I have been dubbing a "hornworm moth", and smashing on sight, I have now correctly identified it as a white lined sphinx moth. Are these detrimental to vegetable crops? and are their larvae similar to a tomato hornworm?
I'm a first year market grower, and was terrified I had a huge population of hornworm moths emerging. I'm getting hundreds a week on our patio, and would like to know if these are BENEFICIAL insects or not.Thank you in advance!!