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Big caterpillar - Hyles gallii

Big caterpillar - Hyles gallii
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
August 26, 2005
Size: big - about 3 inches long
I was most amazed by the horn thing on it..... my daughter thought it was a stinger!

What does it eat?
My daughters were outside yesterday and found two caterpillers just like this one (Hyles gallii). They would like to keep them until they are adult moths. Maybe even make them class projects/pets. I would just like to know how to take care of them and what they eat.
Daphni
Palmer, Alaska

 
Wagner lists
Bedstraw (the genus Galium!), Fireweed, and other plants in the Evening Primrose family, pg 274

Sphinx caterpillar
The Galium Sphinx, Hyles gallii, a new one for the guide! You can see images of related species in the guide here. Wagner, page 274.

 
Thank you so much! I had look
Thank you so much! I had looked through all the pages on this site and couldn't find it, nor could I find it on the internet..... sure looks like it will become a huge moth! Thanks again John and Jane! :)
Joanne

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