Eumorpha pandorus

Eumorpha pandorus pandorus
(Hubner, [1821]) Daphnis

Eumorpha pandorus fifth instar, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, courtesy of Ian Miller.

Ian writes, "The pandoras sphinx larva is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I found it while trout fishing. It had eaten all the viginia creeper around it. It was very close to the water. If it rained, the little guy would be swimming."

Eau Claire is considerably north of the range indicated by James P. Tuttle in his excellent 2007 publication, The Hawk Moths of North America. Hence Ian's discovery is a bit of a surprise.

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