Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1094573

Pawpaw sphinx
Dolba hyloeus

Observation date: August 07, 2016
Submitted by: digginflowers
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar covered with parasites was found on Ilex verticillata. We removed the parasites but black specks remain. Can it survive?
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 07, 2016
Coordinator notes: I doubt that the caterpillar will survive as the parasites have already fed on the internal tissue and have made their cocoons. The damage has already been done.
Checklist region(s): United States, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County