Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1102108

Bedstraw hawkmoth
Hyles gallii

Observation date: September 12, 2016
Submitted by: Nicolet pilgramage
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar was about 7 cm long. It was crawling across the asphalt of a scenic overpass on Rte 2 in Danville, VT moving toward an area of tall grasses(South side of highway). There was a forested area on the opposite side (North side) of the highway, though it seems unlikely the caterpillar would have survived a crossing. It was 3:42PM on a clear and sunny day with an air temp about 75 degrees F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Caledonia County