Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA July 19, 2015 Size: 7 cm (2 3/4 in)
It has the markings of Manduca sexta (Tobacco Hornworm) but the color of the horn and the seven diagonal slashes and dots are not consistent. Might it be an a Sphinx gordius (poecila) an Apple Sphinx? It was resting on, but not feeding on, a Lavandula angustifolia stem (English Lavender).
Contributed by Michael Nerrie on 31 July, 2015 - 5:46am Last updated 31 July, 2015 - 10:41am
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