Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1107277

Bedstraw hawkmoth
Hyles gallii

Observation date: October 09, 2016
Submitted by: khagen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar found on the ground in hayfield when we were picking up hay bales. Smooth black skin, no hairs, small red dots regularly spaced along sides. A "horn" at one end, and red on the ends (mouth parts). Not interested in grass or leaves placed inside the jar. Just crawled round and round. Hot sunny day - approx. 80 degrees in sun.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Washington County