Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1143816

Pawpaw sphinx
Dolba hyloeus

Observation date: September 14, 2017
Submitted by: jessnewbern
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were at least 8 caterpillars on the pricey bushes in front of my office at different instant stages. A couple were ~5cm and others <3cm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 09, 2017
Coordinator notes: The six-lines on the side, grayish stripe across the back, described length of the caterpillar, and the foodplant, which looks like a species of Ilex (Holly), lead me to believe this is Dolba hyloeus. SAT
Checklist region(s): Wayne County, United States, Pennsylvania