Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Caterpillar! What's it going to be?

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Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
Jun 17, 2016 3:17 PM CST
Looks like I'm getting butterflies from either my cactus garden or flower garden!

What's this little guy going to be when he grows up?

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Jun 17, 2016 5:31 PM CST
It's definitely a Sphinx Moth, probably the White-Lined Sphinx Moth. Caterpillars can be quite variable.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths...
Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
Jun 17, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Haha, well I guess I'm not that special after all. According to that site, Utah has occasional outbreaks of these guys
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Jun 18, 2016 3:36 AM CST
I still think they're pretty cool! I've never seen one, although I've raised other Sphinx Moths.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jun 18, 2016 6:30 PM CST
A very pretty caterpillar indeed. Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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