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Apple Sphnix - Sphinx gordius

Apple Sphnix - Sphinx gordius
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).

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like Sphinx gordius to me, any of the regular hostplants in the vacinity? (i.e. blueberries, Myrica, Prunus etc.)

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Thanks Ryan. There is an apple tree just 15 feet from where this larva was found. I think you are correct with Sphinx gordius.

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