White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
This White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Hyles lineata) might not look like much now, but he grows up to be the white lined sphinx moth which most people mistake for a hummingbird.
- Lime green to medium green caterpillar.
- Black with orange spots arranged in lines down the entire body.
- The head horn is not a stinger.
- Found throughout Central and North America.
The caterpillars eat a wide variety of farm crops and garden plants. The larvae can form massive groupings capable of damaging crops. The caterpillars seem to love tomato, apple trees and grape vines.
More Insects: Insects of Wisconsin
When I Grow Up I Want To Be A White Lined Sphinx Moth
- Often mistaken for a hummingbird because of its size and flight patterns.
- Beautiful dark brown hawk moth with a tan, white and pink coloring.
- Found throughout Central and North America
A furry hawk moth that visits flower gardens, wildflowers and bushes gathering nectar. They seem to prefer pale, white or non-scented flowers over heavily scented floral.
New To Gardening?
- All Birds
- American Goldfinch
- Baltimore Oriole
- Blue Jay
- Catbird (Video)
- Dark Eyed Junco
- Downy Woodpecker
- Eastern Phoebe
- House Finch
- Northern Cardinal
- Northern Flicker
- Pileated Woodpecker
- European Starlings
- Red Breasted Nuthatch
- Snow Bunting
- Tree Swallows
- White Breasted Nuthatch
- Red Eyed Vireo
- Red Bellied Woodpecker
- Woodpeckers of WI
AFFILIATE POLICY: Posts on this site may contain links to outside vendors that pay me a commission when you purchase from them, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting this site!