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Caterpillar ID

Posted by dr.liz 7 NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 22, 13 at 16:02

Any ideas what this is? Maybe some half-grown up sphinx moth? About an inch long and 3/8" wide. You can see the chicken wire behind it for reference. It's on a Lonicera sempervirens, but the plant is pretty much dormant. (I hope it's not dead. It was planted 1 week ago, very small.)
Liz


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RE: Caterpillar ID

Possibly a Snowberry Clearwing. They host on honeysuckle.


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RE: Caterpillar ID

Lucky you!! The Clearwing Hummingbird Moths are among my faves.


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Can they use the Japanese honeysuckle? This little plant has no more leaves.


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Pretty sure they'll use any kind of honeysuckle. Just move him over.


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RE: Caterpillar ID

Thank you for the ID. Apparently the hummingbird moths can use a variety of hosts, including cherry and viburnum, both of which I have. I will just move him over to one of those if he is still around this morning. I love those moths, too!
Liz


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RE: Caterpillar ID

Try the Viburnum first, as they are more closely related to Honeysuckle.


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