Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1039879

Fig sphinx
Pachylia ficus

Observation date: April 13, 2015
Submitted by: elliottgue
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have been watching this caterpillar eat leaves on the hedge on my patio for two days. As the second photo shows, he measures more than 4 inches long and has a voracious appetite, consuming approximately 2 dozen leaves during the day yesterday.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: April 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Miami-Dade County