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Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Darapsa myron

Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Darapsa myron
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
September 9, 2005

Looks like
Darapsa choerilus (=D.pholus), the Azalea Sphinx, Wagner p. 276. He says it feeds primarily on azalea and viburnum. We're not sure about your plant, we were thinking it looked more like grape vine. .

Darapsa Myron?
Since the food plant looks to me like something in the Vitaceae, I checked on the web for sphinxes that eat Vitaceae plants.

I think this may be it.

It matches right down to the speckles on the horn. Thanks to you both for your help. See comparison photo here.

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