Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1083776

Catalpa sphinx
Ceratomia catalpae

Observation date: June 06, 2016
Submitted by: KissMyBeagleToo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were several located on the underneath of each leaf. The leaves were about the size of my head on a tree. I believe it was a paper mulberry but I am not completely sure. It was cloudy but cool after a rain. The caterpillars were not noticed the previous day in the same spot. They did not appear to be feeding on any other surrounding plant life. Nothing appeared to be feeding on the caterpillars but a large colony of mealy bugs were nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 28, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States